Help us kickoff the International Student Documentary Competition 2010 with a screening of past winners! SHOUTBACK looking back and moving forward Friday, March 5th 1104 S. Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60605 Reception : 6.00pm, Rm 407 Screening : 6.30pm – 8.00pm, Rm 402
Documenting Social Justice is being offered in the Spring 2010 semester. This is a course that has been offered before and has been revamped. It has been updated so that students can produce media that employs media tools to create social change. The course description: 40-3340 Documenting Social Injustice* Social justice education is both a […]
Columbia College Chicago students having tech problems can now log in to the new online FAQ and help system. In order to assist students with tech problems through the year, the F&V department has launched a Web based Help Desk. The site has FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) and users can request specific help in the […]
Directed by: Rollin Binzer Length: 1 hour 32 minutes Development to Distribution: 3 years Shot on: Sony PDWF800 I wish I had good things to say about The Providence Effect. It’s so rare to see a doc that tackles the subject of education in America head-on, especially one that purports to hold answers to the […]
I hope that the year is off to a great start. I am currently working with Kartemquin Films to promote the 15th anniversary of the classic film Hoop Dreams. I wanted to give you a heads up on two events surrounding this grand occasion….
Join us for a discussion with directors and producers from the Kartemquin series, The New Americans. To celebrate the rebroadcasting of the groundbreaking series, They've agreed to share some of their knowledge with us on the Viva Documentary Forums. The series will air as part of Global Voices on Sundays beginning July 5th and is […]
I couldn’t agree more with Kartemquin’s claim that The New Americans intimately connects viewers to its subjects. This was the first series that I’d seen that was able to follow immigrant families from their home countries to the United States
Food, Inc. Trailer from TakePart on Vimeo. Directed by: Robert Kenner Length: 1 hour 34 minutes Development to Distribution: 6 years Shot on: Panasonic HDX900 & HDX200 The most prevalent metaphor employed throughout the film is that of a veil: one fashioned by the food industry giants to be drawn between the consumer and the […]