Hisham Bizri, Professor of Literary Arts
Hisham Bizri is a film director, writer, and producer, born in Beirut, Lebanon. He started working in films in the US and Hungary with directors Stan Brakhage, Raúl Ruiz and Miklós Jancsó and has directed 25 short films in the US, France, Korea, Japan, Lebanon, and Ireland. His work has been shown in many international venues including Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Moscow, Oberhausen, Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, and MoMa, NY. Bizri is co-founder of the Arab Institute of Film in Jordan and the recipient of numerous awards such as the McKnight, Jerome, Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and the "Rome Prize". Formerly Professor of Cinema and Filmmaking at the University of Minnesota, he joined the Literary Arts faculty in July, 2014. For more info please visit: www.hmbizri.com
Spring 2015 courses:
On leave this semester.