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Russell Campbell

Russell Campbell is Adjunct Professor of Film at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. As a documentary filmmaker his work includes Wildcat: The Struggle for Democracy in the New Zealand Timber-workers Union (co-directed, 1981), Rebels in Retrospect (1991), and Sedition: The Suppression of Dissent in World War II New Zealand (2005, Media Peace Award). He founded the film journal The Velvet Light Trap in the United States, and is a former editor of the New Zealand magazine Illusions. He is the author of Cinema Strikes Back: Radical Filmmaking in the United States 1930-1942 (UMI Research Press, 1982) and Marked Women: Prostitutes and Prostitution in the Cinema (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006; CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title). His book Observations: Studies in New Zealand Documentary is scheduled for publication in late 2011. His email address is russell.campbell@vuw.ac.nz.