VASILY GUSAKProgram Bio
June-July 2008: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in Hamilton, NY, and New York City
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Vasily Gusak was born in Leningrad in 1972. In 1996 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Theater Arts with a degree in Theater Production, and in 2000 he completed his graduate work in Film and Television at the Russian Institute of Art History. In the 1990s, Gusak worked on several projects for major Russian television networks. During 2002 and 2003 he curated the "Filmobservation" project at St. Petersburg’s premiere contemporary art center “Pushkinskaya 10.” In 2004 and 2005, he took on the role of artistic director for a film club at Zero Headline Advertising, and directed the program "Filmobservation" for the well-known radio station "Radio Maria". He has collaborated with cultural institutions and film festivals, including Russia’s leading documentary film festival, "Message to Man." Currently, he teaches Film at the St. Petersburg University for Film and Television, and International Film History at St. Petersburg State University.