Mantas Kvedaravicius

Mantas Kvedaravicius (1976) is a Lithuanian director and  academic who teaches visual culture and critical theory at Vilnius University, He holds a Master’s Degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Oxford and PhD dissertation. Kvedaravicius has taught university courses on religion, law, and political theory in New York, and since 2006 he has been conducting research on torture and disappearances in the North Caucasus. Barzakh is was his debut film. His  newest documentary, Mariupolis, which examines the stress of living in a frontline town during the civil war in Ukraine was presented during Berlinale 2016.