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Doxita Season 3: Life is a Progress

When: 6:30 pm, Thursday, November 11th Where: 1130 S. Wabash, Room 407d What is doxita? Doxita is a traveling festival of documentary films that are under 40 minutes in length.  The program comprised of approximately 80 minutes of film, represents a wide variety of documentary – domestic and foreign, short and longer format, serious and […]

November 8, 2010 0
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My Strange Email To Ken Burns

Dear Ken Burns I started writing this email three times while watching part 2 of the Tenth Inning and deleted each one because I thought I was being ridiculous, but screw it.  I’m a graduate student at Columbia College Chicago on the Documentary Film Track, so I really do know a thing or two about […]

September 29, 2010 1
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Doc Film Screening: Black August

Black August Hip Hop Project (2010) is a documentary directed by writer and filmmaker Dream Hampton (first woman editor of The Source Magazine) in association with Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. The film is intended to raise awareness about political prisoners in the United States and abroad. The documentary features interviews with intellectuals and social activists […]

September 28, 2010 0
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If you’re familiar with the Documentary program at Columbia College Chicago, then you've probably seen, heard about, had as a sub, and or had as a teacher Anu. Born in New Delhi, India, she's had many roles on many films, both narrative and documentary. In addition to her teaching duties and involvement with Viva Doc, […]

September 22, 2010 1
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Come to the Lobby in 1104 S. Wabash This Thursday (23rd) from 11-6 for some tasty treats! Flier

September 21, 2010 0
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Viva Doc is …

…a student organization at Columbia College Chicago for anybody who likes making documentaries, watching documentaries, and/or talking about documentaries!  You don’t have to be a film or TV major to join! -We connect students to internship opportunities, networking opportunities, fun workshops, and free screenings. –We meet every Wednesdays at 5:30pm in the Doc Center (1104 […]

August 31, 2010 0
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ESPN’s 30 for 30

By R. Patrick Lile For years, ESPN had been relatively absent from the sports-doc scene, but after the 2008 release of Dan Klores’s Black Magic, ESPN saw an opportunity to make a statement. Black Magic examined the struggle for civil rights told through the eyes of basketball players at Historical Black Colleges and Universities. This four-hour […]

August 31, 2010 3
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Viva Doc Gears Up For Convocation

Every year, Columbia College Chicago hosts Convocation, a welcoming event for new students.  At Convocation students have the opportunity to learn more about various student organizations and academic departments, while enjoying free food and live entertainment.  Viva Doc will be present at Convocation, and looks forward to recruiting new students from various majors, concentrations, and […]

August 27, 2010 0
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Decision Forces Filmmaker to Turn Over 600 Hours of Footage to Chevron

Read what Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films, Jeff Spitz, the filmmaker behind “The Return of Navajo Boy,” and Russell Porter, Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago with forty years of documentary experience, have to say about this decision to force Joseph Berlinger, the filmmaker behind “Crude,” to turn over his unused footage.

May 10, 2010 0
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