John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative


Review: Spring 2017 Middle East Film Series

Jill Moossman, '18, reviews the four Middle Eastern films screened to showcase a different perspective on the region in spring 2017.

Director's Note April 2017

MDOCS wraps up its third year and looks forward to Academic Festival on May 3, the Storytellers' Institute in June, and beyond.

Docs on Campus: Spring '17 Documentary Films Reviewed

In Spring 2017, Skidmore hosted a Middle Eastern Film series that drew attention to unexpected stories, a film that asked viewers to consider what a "Buddhist documentary" was, a community history of the Great Migration and Rapp Road in Albany. Students respond.

Another Albany: Rapp Road Residents document the Great Migration

Amber Wiley (American Studies) hosted community members, storytellers from Rapp Road, an Albany community born from the Great Migration. After screening Tod Ferguson's film, she led a lively discussion of space, place, faith, and family leaders of the community.

Community and Radio class visits Wave Farm

What's in a wave? Students in Adam Tinkle's Community and Radio class visited Acra, New York's Wave Farm and get a front-row seat to the spatial nature of radio broadcasting.

Mapping as Storytelling: new course takes project-oriented approach

Over seven weeks, students in Prof. Tom Hart's Mapping as storytelling class dug deep to learn to present data spatially, then applied their skills to a local story: presenting Skidmore's geothermal projects.

Archival Storytelling: The Depot Theatre of Westport, NY

With only a few years to go until its 40th anniversary, The Depot Theatre of Westport, NY, works with MDOCS students to organize its archive and reveal stories of community, performance, design and more.

Apply: Documentary Summer Experience Awards

MDOCS is offering funding for students interested in pursuing documentary work this summer through selected courses, projects or internships engaging the student in evidence-based work on the local, national, or international level.

Documentary Studies Faculty Update

MDOCS takes a moment to share the creative work their faculty are doing inside and outside of the classroom.
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