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Upcoming Events

MDOCS hosts a variety of public events throughout each academic semester. These events are all free and open to the Skidmore community as well as community members from the surrounding Saratoga region. No RSVP is needed unless otherwise noted.


Adirondack Film Festival

Saturday, Oct 19 - Glens Falls (multiple locations)

We are proud to announce the premieres of three MDOCS-associated films at the Adirondack Film Festival this year:

3pm: Chinese Breakfast (Directed by 2019 Storytellers' Inst Fellow Liv Fidler '19)

4:15pm: Home: Children of the Interstices (Directed by 2019 Storytellers' Inst Fellow Sarah Maacha '20)

5:45pm: How To Tell a True Immigrant Story(Directed and Co-Produced by 2016 Storytellers' Inst Fellows - Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz and Emily Rizzo '18)

Check out the schedule for additional screening times. Skidmore community - please contact for more info about group transportation and discounted day passes.

360˚ Filmmaking Wkshp360˚ VR Filmmaking Workshop

Sunday, Oct 20 @ 2-4:30pm - LIB113, Skidmore College

Join the creators of the 360˚ VR Film,How To Tell a True Immigrant Storyfor a workshop in 360˚ filmmaking. Learn about creating a film that captures every angle of a scene and get inspired by the immersive possibilities of this technology while having the hands-on opportunity to check out gear available on Skidmore's campus.

Event is free and open to students only, but seats are limited. Please register at

Emily Rizzo and Aggie BazazDocumentary & Community Collaboration: Ethics, Aesthetics, Justice

Monday, Oct 21 @ 6pm - Gannett Aud, Skidmore College

A panel discussion with the filmmakers behind How To Tell a True Immigrant Story and their community partners and participants. Learn about the morals and ethics surrounding media-rich civic engagement work and the importance of providing safe space for community voices to shine through.

Panelists include: Director Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz; Co-Producer Emily Rizzo '18; Saratoga Economic Opp Council  Deputy Director Krystle Nowhitney Hernandez, and participants from the film.

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Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 6:30pm - Caffe Lena (47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs)

How To Tell a True Immigrant Story returns to its roots in Saratoga Springs for a special screening at Caffe Lena. Join us for a salon-style open screening from 6:30-7:15pm followed by a short presentation from the film's creators and a community dialogue led by Skidmore Intergroup Relations students.

Hosted by MDOCS, Saratoga Immigration Coalition, and Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council.

Dip your toe into a new documentary skill with student-led DOCLab workshops - see full schedule here.

PAST Events

Arts Quad Party

Arts Quad Party

Friday, Sep 13 @ 6-8pm - Outside of JKB/Filene/Zankel

Explore the Arts at Skidmore - find out what's happening this Fall with sponsoring Departments: Art, Art History, Arts Admin, Dance, MDOCS, Music, The Tang, and Theater!

Featuring the JKB's *Food Truck* serving Baja tacos + lemonade

Followed by SEC & The Tang Present: NAKED GIANTS @ 8pm


Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Wednesday, Sep 25 @ 7pm - Gannett Aud

A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from an award-winning team. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

Sponsored by MDOCS, English, Environmental Studies & Sciences, Geosciences

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