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 →

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 StatesRead More →

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 source ofRead More →

If you’re a Doc student taking a production class beyond Doc I, you have two camera options: the Sony DSR-300 series and the PD-150/170. They are both rock solid cameras in their class, and deciding between the two isn’t always easy. I’ll gloss over the differences in each camera lineRead More →

Groundswell Films is looking for an intern this summer to help research philanthropic and sponsorship leads for The Robben Island Singers, a 360 Media Project. Fundraising is not the most glamorous part of filmmaking, but it is an absolute necessity if you want to make independent work. We are lookingRead More →

Check out the selection of new courses for the Documentary Program. 24 – 2806 Documentary Research Comprehensive overview of documentary research and pragmatic documentary writing. Critically analyze and evaluate sources and evidence. Develop research protocols and methodology. Conduct primary research resulting in a working hypothesis and leading to a proposalRead More →

SNAPSHOTS Rare Cinematic Shorts, Out-takes and Commercial Work by THE MAYSLES BROTHERS A special program curated for STOP SMILING STOP SMILING presents a selection of work by the documentary pioneers behind Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens and Salesman. This one-night-only program of Direct Cinema portraits and explorations will span both theRead More →