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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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Greenwald Provides Students Insight into Documentary Filmmaking

Director and producer Robert Greenwald, founder of Brave New Films

In the Ferguson Theater at Columbia College Chicago on May 6th, documentary filmmaker and founder of Brave New Films, Robert Greenwald, participated in a live streaming discussion following a screening of “Rethink Afghanistan.”

May 7, 2010 0
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Fundraiser for ISDC at Viaduct Theater a Success

Collage of photos from the International Student Documentary Competition (ISDC)

Last Sunday, May 2nd, Viva Doc and a Documentary Post-Production Team class at Columbia College Chicago held a fundraiser at the Viaduct Theater for the International Student Documentary Competition (ISDC), which will be held in October of this year.

May 7, 2010 0
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New Documentary Explores Coca-Cola’s Assassination of Colombian Union Leaders

A post on AlterNet.org details the new documentary, “The Coca-Cola Case,” which “chronicles the relentless efforts of American lawyers trying to take the soft drink giant to court over the killings of 10 union leaders, who represented workers at Coke bottling plants in Colombia.”

April 26, 2010 0
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