Marek Ryszard Dojs
Marek Dojs describes himself as a British Pole who was raised in the United States in a very English community. He is an award winning filmmaker and associate professor of Communication at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.
He is an artist who works in multiple media but finds most comfort in nonfiction film - wanting to make films that have purpose and deeper meaning.
In his recent project, "Stories from the Third Floor", he retells the stories of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, while examining history, generational trauma, and his own role as the family storyteller.
He is also interested in work in the field of memory studies, focusing on how we remember tragic events and how they shape personal identities through generations.
Marek earned his M.F.A. from the University of North Texas in Denton, and a B.A. in History and Communication from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
A life long supporter of Chelsea Football Club, he is married to his wife Madeline and they have 8 children.