Listening for the First Time
MDOCS is an interdisciplinary center presenting the stories of the human experience
in documentary media and technologies: old and new; visual, oral and written; analog
and digital. Providing resources for
and fostering collaborations between Skidmore's academic programs and documentary
practitioners, MDOCS invites students, faculty and staff to learn and use the documentary
arts for critical inquiry, discovery, civic engagement, and exposition.
MDOCS, on its own and in partnership with individuals and programs, offers classes in the principles of documentary and instruction in documentary filmmaking, audio
storytelling, and exhibition, among other documentary forms.
In addition, the Saratoga-Skidmore Memory Project, Storytellers' Institute and internships support Skidmore students, faculty and staff as they develop documentary projects
in partnership with the community.
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