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

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 Upcoming Events  |  Workshops/Info Sessions | DocLab Workshops


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.

This webpage is still in progress, see below for a sneak peek of documentary makers and scholars on campus in Spring 2018. 
Click here for additional information on individual events and series.

Palestinian Voices (Feb 6, Mar 28, Apr 2 & 26) 
Co-sponsored by Middle Eastern Faculty and The Tang Teaching Museum

Testing the Limits of Doc Practice (Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 1, Apr 12) 
Co-sponsored by English, Idea Lab, and Media & Film Studies 


Feb 5 -  Voice as Documentary Audibility: Accent, Disability, and the Problem of "Giving Voice," Pooja Rangan, Amherst College (6pm, Emerson Aud)
Feb 6 -  Palestinian Voices: Early Photography and Palestine with Issam Nassar (6pm, Payne Rm)
Feb 8 -  Testing the Limits of Doc: Chi-Hui Yang, curator and film scholar (6pm, Somers Rm) 
Feb 22 - Testing the Limits of Doc: Deborah Stratman Films (7pm, Somers Rm)


Mar 1 -  Amy Starecheski, oral history/doc at Columbia U. (3:40-5:30pm, TBD)
Mar 5 -  WMHT presents: Dolores, 6:30 pm, Gannett Aud.,
Mar 8
Testing the Limits: Once More, With Feeling: Reenactment in Documentary Film
Mar 21 - Free To Rock screening with producers/director (7pm, Davis Aud)
Mar 27 - Jason Houston, documentary photography/environment (5: 30 pm, Davis Aud)
Mar 28 - Palestinian Voices: Student Films From Palestine (6pm, Somers Rm)


Apr 2 -   Palestinian Voices: Lyd In Exile: Artsist Talk and Work in Progress Screening, Sarah Friedland and Rami Younis (6pm, Somers) 
Apr 9 -   Lauren Klein, Data Feminism (6:30pm, Davis)
Apr 12 - Testing the Limits of Doc: Filmmakers Panel (6pm, Somers)
Apr 26 - Palestinian Voices: Memory (Re)construction and Experimental Filmmaking: Google Streetview and the Palestinian Nakba (6pm Somers)


Feb 16 - Eric Jenks, Documenting Off Campus Study, photography  (2-4 pm, Palamountain 426)
Mar 2 -   Amy Starecheski,oral history masterclass (10am – 12pm, TBD)
Apr 13
- Eric Jenks, Documenting Off Campus Study, photo editing (2-4 pm, Palamountain 426)


Jan 29 - Geosciences Event: Global Climate, Global Health, and Global Culture in the Anthropocene: A screening of the documentary The Life & Death of Glaciers followed by a panel discussion 
Jan 31
Honors Forum Screening: Nemtsov with director and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza (7:30 pm, Davis Auditorium)
Mar 29 - Art History Lecture:  Image Power: The Life of A Photograph with Holly Edwards (History of Islamic Art, Williams College)
Apr 19 - Tang Museum Screening/Talk: Mingus 1968 and On the Road with Duke Ellington, with Bard College Professor Ephraim Asili (6 pm, Tang)

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