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Adam James Smith

Adam James Smith

Affiliated Filmmaker, Visual Anthropology Lab


Biography:

Adam James Smith is a filmmaker and educator. His first feature film, The Land of Many Palaces, participated in the Sundance Institute workshop and premiered at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film then went on to screen at festivals around the world, picking up awards in Moscow, Rome and Kyoto. Adam also embarked on an academic tour in North America, screening at Harvard, Columbia, Duke, Stanford, the Asia Society and many more universities and organizations. His three follow-up films – Americaville, Nightworld, and Fantasy Factory – are set to be released throughout 2019 and 2020. He holds an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. Adam is currently an Assistant Professor of Multimedia at Florida Atlantic University and an Affiliated Filmmaker at Cambridge University's Visual Anthropology Lab.