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Verena paravel lucien castaing-taylor

Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor are filmmakers whose works have been described by the New York Times as “the merger of academia and art house.” Castaing-Taylor teaches at Harvard (his fall graduate course is on “Critical Media Practice”), while Paravel has been a professor of visual studies and of anthropology. Together they work within Harvard’s unique Sensory Ethnography Lab. Their first film, Leviathan, was acclaimed internationally and they’ve continued reinventing documentary since then, most recently with Somniloquies, about the world’s most profilic sleep-talker and Caniba, about a real Japanese cannibal.