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  • Doc Talks

    Students in the Documentary Media Studies graduate certificate program participate in a variety School of Media Studies events. Central to the program is Doc Talks, a bi-weekly event series with contemporary film and video makers, festival programmers, new media distributors, editors, composers, sound designers, and others, who engage in an intimate discussion with students about their own work and the issues and challenges faced by documentary makers today. Visit our video archive for recordings of past Doc Talks.

    This academic year, our Doc Talk guests have included:

    • RaMell Ross, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
    • Penny Lane, The Pain of Others
    • Karpo Godina, Litany of Happy People and On the Art of Love or a Film with 14441 Frames
    • Stephen Maing, Crime + Punishment
    • Maya Mumma, Documentary Studies alumna and editor, King in the Wilderness and O.J.: Made in America
    • Jessica Edwards, producer and director, Mavis! and Slowerblack 

    Each May, the Doc Studies certificate program also hosts Truth Be Told, a festival showcasing Doc Studies student documentaries. 

    Past Doc Talk Guests

    • Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro
    • Laura Poitras, My Country and The Oath
    • Alan Berliner, Nobody's Business and Wide Awake
    • Jem Cohen, Benjamin Smoke and Counting
    • Nathaniel Dorsky, The Visitation and Variations
    • Su Friedrich, Sink or Swim
    • Jill Godmilow, Far From Poland and What Farocki Taught
    • Judith Hefland, Blue Vinyl
    • Albert Maysles, Salesman and Grey Gardens
    • Jonathan Oppenheim, editor, Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner
    • D. A. Pennebaker, Don't Look Back
    • Pam Yates, Granito
    • Sam Green, Weather Underground
    • Karen Shatzkin, indie lawyer
    • Jeff Malmberg, Marwencol

    To view the full list, visit the Doc Studies blog.

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