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Ben Russell

Ben Russell is an American experimental documentary filmmaker most well known for his ethnographic Trypps series. Currently, he teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.

Watch Streaming Films By Ben Russell:


A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013) (with Ben Rivers)
Trypps #6 (Malobi) (2009)
Trypps #5 (Dubai) (2008)
Black and White Trypps Number Four (2008)
Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) (2008)
Black and White Trypps Number Three (2007)
Black and White Trypps Number Two (2006)
Black and White Trypps Number One (2005)
Terra Incognita (2002)
The Death of Abraham Lincoln (In Three Parts) (1998/00)


2014 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

This year’s student-run Milwaukee Underground Film Festival will screen on May 1-4 at various locations on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus and off-campus at the Microlights Cinema. Once again, the festival will feature eclectic and amazing avant-garde and experimental short films in video, 16mm and 8mm formats. The fest opens on May 1 with a […]