Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi

Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi is the Curator of Silent Film at Eye Filmmuseum. Since 1999, she has worked on the discovery, restoration, and presentation of many films presumed lost, focusing on forgotten actresses. She oversees the Desmet and Mutoscope & Biograph Collections. She also regularly programs for Il Cinema Ritrovato and Le Giornate del Cinema Muto and is a member of the steering committee of the Women and Film History International.


Feminist Catastrophe Against Disaster Patriarchy: Curating Cinema’s First Nasty Women

How many feminist scholars and archivists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? There is no punch line to this set-up.