Patrick Brian Smith
Patrick Brian Smith is a Film and Moving Image Studies PhD Candidate in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Montreal. His research interests include experimental nonfiction cinema, the politics of space, Marxist geography, late-capitalism's (un)representability, and the essay film. He is currently working on a thesis project entitled "The Politics of Spatiality in Experimental Non-Fiction Cinema," which maps out the presence of a spatio-political tendency within a diverse corpus of contemporary experimental nonfiction films. In addition, he has recently published a video work through the multimedia journal Now! A Journal of Urgent Praxis, entitled Protect Yourselves: NoDAPL.
He started the Works-in-Progress (WIP) initiative and co-organized the first Cinema in the Midst of Struggle screening series.
PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies | Concordia University | Montreal - Canada | Started 2014
MA in Film Studies | King’s College | London - UK | 2012
BA in Film Studies | Anglia Ruskin University | Cambridge - UK | 2011