Daniele Rugo is an award winning filmmaker, Reader in Film at Brunel University London and currently a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po. His work focuses on conflict and sustainable peace. His latest feature documentary About a War explores violence and social change through the stories of former militiamen from Lebanon’s civil war. He is the author of three books and several journal articles. He is also an affiliate of the Centre for Lebanese Studies in Beirut.
Daniele is currently focusing on two projects. Memories from The Margins looks at how bottom-up narratives of conflict counter hegemonic memorializations. As part of this project, Daniele is producing a documentary film with Syrian women displaced in Lebanon and their memories of conflict. This work is being developed in collaboration with Beirut-based theatre company Laban.
His other project, Performing Violence, Engendering Change is an international interdisciplinary cluster of artists and scholars working with arts-based methods across communities affected by violence and conflict. The Cluster includes a particular focus on the use of arts-based methods in researching gender-related themes including gender-based violence but also research on the gender dimensions of conflict, and the impact of conflict on female and male bodies.