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Daniel Mann is a London based researcher and filmmaker. Mann earned his PhD from the Centre of Research Architecture and Media & Communications Department at Goldsmiths. His articles have been published at journal such as Media, Culture & Society, Screen and World Records. His forthcoming monograph, titled “Personalised Occupation: Everyday Media as Warfare in Israel and Palestine”, will be out next year with Bloomsbury Press.

Mann's films have been exhibited internationally at film festivals and venues such as The Berlin Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel and the ICA in London. He is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Film Studies Department at King’s College London.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Media and Conflict
  • Film and the Environment
  • Materiality
  • Documentary film
  • Digital Media


Documentary film, The Archaeology of the Moving Image, Media and the Environment.

Expertise and public engagement

Daniel Mann has been involved with various projects that combine research with practical filmmaking and image production. In the Spring of 2018, Mann organised a workshop with Dr Susan Schuppli titled 'Sensible Cinema'. He was involved in curating several film screenings, including the organisation of the 2016 November Film Festival. Mann has been also part of the Forensic Architecture investigation in 2018.

Selected publications 

  • “Personalised Occupation: Everyday Media as Warfare in Israel and Palestine”, Bloomsbury (Forthcoming, 2021)
  • “Rambo in the Dead Lands: Cinema, War and Climate” Screen Journal, 2020
  • I am Spartacus: Individualising Visual Media and Warfare Media, Culture & Society. Jan 2019.
  • Spectacle as Camouflage: How the IDF Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Visible Evidence. World Records Journal. March 2019.