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SHOUTBACK – Looking back, Moving forward

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

February 28, 2010 0
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Would You Like to Document Social Injustice?

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 […]

November 17, 2009 1
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Tech troubles? Read the new FAQ

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 […]

October 20, 2009 0
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Michael Moore Attends Premiere Screening in Chicago


Kevin G fills us in on the recent screening and Q&A of “Capitalism, A Love Story.”

October 18, 2009 1
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Under the Rug and On the Horizon: The Providence Effect Review

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 […]

October 2, 2009 0
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Hoop Dreams 15th Anniversary Events

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….

September 28, 2009 1
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Filmmakers at the Forum

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 […]

June 30, 2009 0
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The New Americans and Me

Jose from The New Americans
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

June 30, 2009 1
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The Fruits of our Labor: Food Inc. Review

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 […]

June 30, 2009 0
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