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Mark Cousins

Biography

Mark CousinsMark Cousins is a filmmaker, author, curator and wanderer. He has directed documentaries on subjects ranging from Neo-Nazism to Iranian cinema and Ian Hamilton Finlay. His four film books have been published around the world. He has co-directed four innovative film events, and the 8 ½ Foundation  with Tilda Swinton. He’s Honorary Dr of Letters at theUniversity of Edinburgh. He was a BBC TV presenter for 5 years, was Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which he took to Sarajevo during the siege, and co-directed Cinema China. He co-founded the charity Scottish Kids are Making Movies, is co-director of  4 Way Pictures with Antonia Bird, Robert Carlyle and Irvine Welsh.

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