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INFOGRAPHIC: Fair Use in Making Art

CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts The College Art Association teamed up the CMSI to simply the approach to the principles found within the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use...

INFOGRAPHIC: Fair Use in Analytic Writing

CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

Social Documentary Syllabus: Professor Larry Kirkman

SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY  SPRING 2016     PROFESSOR LARRY KIRKMAN   Introduction In this course, you will study approaches to documentary as a tool for public knowledge and action. You will learn...

Beyond the hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter, and the online struggle for offline justice

This research report examines the Black Lives Matter Movement’s uses of online media in 2014 and 2015.

The Journey to the Academy Awards: An Investigation of Oscar-Shortlisted and Nominated Documentaries (2014-2016)

What does it take for a documentary film and its director and producer to make it to the top—the Oscars shortlist, the nomination & the win?

Gordon Quinn

Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun Times, called his first film Home For Life (1966) "... an extraordinarily moving documentary." With Home for Life Gordon and Kartemquin established the direction they...

Visiting Filmmaker: Orlando Bagwell

As executive vice-president for Blackside, Inc., he supervised documentary film projects, including the production of the national PBS series The Great Depression and Malcolm X: Make it Plain,...

Ronit Avni, Founder and Director of Just Vision

Ronit Avni is the Director of the Just Vision project, an initiative that brings the stories of courageous Israeli and Palestinian grassroots efforts for peace to American audiences through video,...

Tia Lessin

Tia Lessin, a New York-based documentary filmmaker, received the 2002 Sidney Hillman Award for her work as producer and director of Behind the Labels, a film about sweatshops in Saipan that was shown...

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