Dr. Côme Ledésert



M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology

Dr. Côme Ledésert is a filmmaker, holder of two Master degrees in Urban Studies at Sciences Po, Paris, France and in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany. Intercutting animation with documentary footage, his film "Persisting Dreams" (2015, 25') premiered at the World Film Festival (Canada), won 4 awards and was selected in over 40 film festivals. He recently completed his PhD in artistic research from the University of Westminster, London, UK, under the supervision of Professor Joshua Oppenheimer, Oscar-nominated filmmaker (The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence). His research interests are interdisciplinary, at the intersection of Film and Performance Studies, Philosophy, Psychiatry and Anthropology. He is a practitioner of art/science research, experimenting new models of working dealing with performative nonfiction filmmaking strategies, mental health narratives and long durational performance art. His first feature-length nonfiction film “Just for Today” (2020, 85’) is currently in post-production.