Dr Dror Dayan

Liverpool Screen School

Dror Dayan is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and editor. He studied cinematography in the "Konrad Wolf" Film University in Germany, and has worked on many various productions in different roles, mostly in the camera department. Since his graduation he focuses his practice on documentaries as well as short video productions, especially for social campaigns and activists groups. His research interests are the political elements and readings of documentary film, participatory and collaborative filmmaking and the potential of media production for social change. He teaches media production and documentary film.




2018, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, PhD
2014, "Konrad Wolf" Film University, Germany, "Meisterschüler" Postgraduate Degree
2012, "Konrad Wolf" Film University, Germany, Diploma

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Lecturer, Film and Media, Bournemouth University, 2017 - 2019

Highlighted publications

Dayan D. 2016. Even Though My Land is Burning Public Url


Dayan D, Witt-Stahl S. 2021. Time of the Slanderers (Zeit der Verleumder) Publisher Url

2020. Not Just Your Picture (Co-Director)

2017. Mich rettet die Poesie - Konstantin Wecker in politischer Nahaufnahme (Co-Director)

2017. Losgelöst von allen Wurzeln ... Eine Wanderung zwischen den jüdischen Welten. (Co-Director)

Dayan D. 2016. Even Though My Land is Burning Public Url


Dayan D. 2020. The Manifestations of Political Power Structures in Documentary Film Stutterheimn K, Schuegraf M. 8 Peter Lang. Berlin 978-3-631-81453-6 DOI Author Url Publisher Url


Dayan D. 2018. Eine radikale Synthese Melodie und Rhythmus, Publisher Url

Dayan D. 2017. Die Leinwand als Manifest Melodie und Rhythmus, Publisher Url

Dayan D. 2017. Das Revolutionäre Auge Melodie und Rhythmus, Publisher Url

Dayan D. 2017. Liberté Toujours Melodie und Rhythmus, Publisher Url


Dayan D. The manifestations of political power structures in documentary film Stutterheim K, Yates C.

Other Professional Activity:

Screening on "Not Just Your Picture" as part of the Peloponnisos Doc Festival and interview on festival website https://www.peloponnisosdocfestival.com/en/the-festival/festival-2021/online-festival/claiming-freedom/director/91. 2021

Media Coverage:

http://www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org/2016/10/dror-dayan-it-was-important-to-me-to-use-the-resources-i-had-to-show-the-real-situation-in-palestine/, Dror Dayan: “It was Important to Me to Use the Resources I Had to Show the Real Situation in Palestine”.

https://electronicintifada.net/content/palestine-documentary-stirs-controversy-germany/19016, "Palestine documentary stirs controversy in Germany" - Interview in Electronic Intifada.