Community Cinema Chicago presents their the 2011 – 2012 season! Where: Chicago Cultural Center in the Claudia Cassidy Theater 78 E. Washington St. (across from Millennium Park) When: SEPTEMBER 29, Thursday, 6:30 PM Women, War & Peace: Peace Unveiled What is it about: When the U.S. troop surge was announcedRead More →

While a lot can be planned out prior to a documentary shoot (at least, more than folks assume), there are often some on-the-fly decisions that need to be made.  Here is a little pointer that could prove useful in that situation: Follow this rule: Wow, So Glad I Focused! W – White Balance (is yourRead More →

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, shortRead More →

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 interviewsRead More →

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 studentsRead More →

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 402Read More →

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….Read More →

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 SundaysRead More →