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Chevron Demands Access to Doc Filmmaker’s Footage, Could Have Chilling Effect on Documentary

Documentary Joe Berlinger, the director of the documentary “Crude,” a film which chronicles the environmental devastation that petroleum companies like Chevron are wreaking in Ecuador, was subpoenaed by Chevron for access to more than 600 hours of footage.

April 23, 2010 1
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6 Days of Doc Events

Upcoming Documentary Events…

April 22, 2010 0
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Gordon Quinn, Jerry Temaner Talk Early Kartemquin Films at Columbia

Just over a week ago, Gordon Quinn and Jerry Temaner came to Columbia College to participate in the “Art, Access & Action” Summit at Columbia and talk with documentary students (and others) about documentary film making and how film making and society has changed since the era when great early Kartemquin films like What the Fuck are These Red Squares? and Hum 255 were made.

April 17, 2010 1
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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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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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