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 monthly 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.
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
- Jessica Kingdon, Ascension
- Bing Liu, Minding the Gap
- Susana de Sousa Dias, Fordlandia Malaise
- Ja’Tovia Gary, The Giverny Document
- Nicolas Pereda, Tales of Two Who Dreamt
- RaMell Ross, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
- Adele Free Pham, Nailed It and State of Oregon
- 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
- Albert Maysles, Salesman and Grey Gardens
- D. A. Pennebaker, Don't Look Back
- Sam Green, Weather Underground
To view the full list, visit the Doc Studies blog.