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Piotr Cieplak is an author, academic and award-winning filmmaker. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and was the recipient of the Harper-Wood Creative Writing Studentship at St. John’s College (2010-11). Piotr is the author of Death, Image, Memory: the genocide in Rwanda and its aftermath in photography and documentary film (Palgrave, 2017) and the editor of Familiar Faces: memory, photography and Argentina’s disappeared (Goldsmiths/MIT Press, 2024). His fiction appeared in Litro and Line Underwater.

Piotr is also the writer and director of Memory Cards (UK, 2015), The Faces We Lost (UK, 2017), Closed Casket (UK, 2020), Do You Remember That Year? (UK, 2021) and (Dis)Appear (UK, 2023). His films have screened at international festivals around the world, on TV, and received numerous awards. Piotr’s creative work has been supported by grants from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. He lives in London and is a senior lecturer at the University of Sussex. He is represented @watsonlittle

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