An evening with Eva Orbanz

20:00 — 21:30
Bookstore "Order of words" Emb. riv. Fontanka, 15, St. Petersburg

The program of the meeting-talk about the book "Shooting "Louisiana history” — the Helen van Dongen diary" and screening of the film "Louisiana story" by Robert Flaherty. The moderator of the evening will be film critic and film historian Peter Bagrov.

This book describes in detail the process of creating the most beautiful and ambitious film Robert Flaherty's "Louisiana story" (1948). At the heart the book is the diary of Helen van Dongen, assistant producer and editor at Flaherty, a pioneer among female editors.

These informative notes, never before published, as well as essays Mary Lee Bandy, Richard Barsam and Eva Orbanz describe the creative van Dongen's partnership with Flaherty. They also help to understand and see inside the world of documentary filmmaking in New York city in the 1930s and 1940s. The illustrations include film stills, working papers and archival photos.

Eva Orbanz was born in Berlin in 1942. Worked in German cinema and Berlin TV Academy. During this period, experienced an intense interest in film production and film history. Trained as a film archivist in Belgianthe Royal Cinematheque in Brussels and the British Film Institute in London. Since 1973, she has worked in various positions at the Museum of cinema and television "German Kinematics", since 1982-curator of the film Department kinematics, since 2008 — senior curator of special projects. Done organization of events, projects and publications for the film Library, including lecture tour.

She was a jury member at the international film festivals in Nyon (Switzerland), Chicago (USA) and Kalamata (Greece). executive Committee Member International Federation of film archives (FIAF) from 1981 to 2009; General Secretary of the FIAF from 1989 to 1995; President of the FIAF Federation from 2003 to 2009. Since 2009 honorary member of FIAF. Since 2012: honorary member of the Chinese film archive in Beijing.