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Daniel Eliyahu Mann is a London-based filmmaker and researcher. Mann works in both fiction and documentary, often juxtaposing various media sources to explore the potential, but also limits, of representation. In his filmmaking as well as writing, Mann examines image production and circulation in the context of colonialism and armed conflict.

 

Mann's films have been exhibited internationally at film festivals and venues such as The Berlin Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, Cinema du Reel, The Hong Kong Film Festival, New Horizons, Sonic Acts, RIDM, EFAM and the ICA in London. 

 

Mann is the author of the book, Occupying Habits: Everyday Media as Warfare in Israel-Palestine (Bloomsbury, 2022), which asks what happens when Israeli soldiers film their routine of policing in Palestine, when war is domesticated and when security permeates all domains of life in Israel-Palestine. His writing appeared in journals such as Media, Culture & Society, Screen, Media+Environment, Afterimage and World Records. His new book in development titled Hot Locations asks why, in their attempt to preserve the colonial imaginary of an uninhabited frontier, wealthy film production companies rely on states in the former colonies, creating within them designated zones that are essentially closed off for techno-military experiments, dispossessed from indigenous people, and deregulated as economic tax-free zones.  

Mann is a lecturer and Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. He held a postdoctoral position as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Film Studies Department, King’s College London, and received his PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, London. In 2022-2023, he is also a fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France

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