Andy Rice is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Comparative Media Studies in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Miami University in Ohio. He is a media theorist and nonfiction filmmaker who specializes in documentary theory, performance studies, and US cultural history. His current book project, provisionally titled The Moments of Truth: Documentary Camerawork and Reenactment in Digital Culture, considers the place of reenactment in documentary film and US community settings across the analog to digital transition. Cases look at the evolution of “cultural awareness” training simulations during the Iraq War (2004-2012), the annual reenactment of a lynching organized by Civil Rights activists in Georgia (2005-2018), and post-2008 documentary films about masculinity and trauma, including In Country.
Rice has also worked on collaborative media projects about sustainability and the built environment, food systems, hookup culture and sexual violence, and minority cinemas, serving recently as the Co-Producer and Editor of Spirits of Rebellion: Black Independent Cinema from Los Angeles (2016, 101 min., Cinema Guild) on the LA Rebellion film movement.