Dāvis Sīmanis is a Latvian filmmaker and theorist. He has directed number of poetic documentary films as well as cross-genre features. Dāvis Sīmanis also lectures on the film theory and history in film schools in Latvia and Finland. Just received PhD, his main research object being devices of representing history in movies. His own films have participated and been awarded in number of festivals (IDFA; CPH:DOX; DOK Leipzig and others). His previous documentary - Escaping Riga (2014) is a docu-fiction on two world-class 20th century geniuses, the British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin and the Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein. Dāvis Sīmanis is also working on his latest feature fiction – Mover. Education: Mag. hist., University of Latvia; currently following PhD student at the LAC.