Robert Hurst

Bob Hurst has been making documentary, fiction and experimental films for more than twenty years. Recent projects as director and producer include The Listeners (2016, distributed by Kino Lorber Films), a feature-length documentary exploring suicide hotlines and the volunteers who answer calls. Other recent collaborations include Sound Supervision on Destination: Planet Negro (2013) and The Only Good Indian (feature narrative, 2009); camera work on Patriot Guard Riders (feature documentary, 2011) and King Corn (feature documentary 2007), and Fall From Grace (feature documentary, 2007). He has also designed sound for permanent museum installations at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York City and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. His current documentary project is Garden City, a portrait of the rich and complex immigrant community in the Southwest U.S. Bob is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, where he teaches courses in documentary production, sound, aesthetics, and post-production.