Associate Professor Reece Auguiste is a documentary practitioner and scholar whose research focuses on national cinemas, transnational screen cultures and documentary media practices. Auguiste’s fields of interest are film theory and criticism, aesthetics of the moving image, documentary screen practices, the Soviet and post-Soviet avant-garde, Iranian screen cultures, Chinese screen cultures, African Diaspora screen practices and their operations in transnational contexts.
Auguiste was a founding member of the critically acclaimed British-based Black Audio Film Collective and is the director of the award-winning films Twilight City, and Mysteries of July. His current film Duty of the Hour explores the life and times of the American civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks.
His essays on screen aesthetics and documentary practices have appeared in Framework, Cineaction, Undercut, Journal of Media Practice, The British Avant-Garde Film 1926-1995, Questions of Third Cinema, Dark Eros, The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Media and The Ghosts of Songs: The Film Art of the Black Audio Film Collective. He is the recipient of the Grand Prize at Melbourne International Film Festival; Josef Von Sternberg Award for most original film of the Mannheim International Film Festival, Best Film for Promotion of Intercultural Dialogue at the Mannheim International Film Festival, Golden Hugo Award for best documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival, and the International Documentary Association Award for exceptional creative achievement in nonfiction and television production, Los Angeles.