Social Documentation Professor John Jota Leaños is the recipient of a 2017 California Documetnary Project grant from California Humanites.
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The Social Documentation graduate program is currently featured in the Spring 2017 issue of UC Santa Cruz Magazine. The article commemorates the programs 10th anniversary and its transition from an M.A. program to an M.F.A. program.
The 11th Annual Thesis Doucmentary Screening – Class of 2017
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
7PM AT THE DEL MAR THEATER
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
More information to come.
The Margaret Mead festival in NYC is showing one SocDoc-made documentary and one SocDoc-alum documentary at noon on Saturday, October 15
Accolades of SocDoc Alumnus, Joor Baruah's, film, Adi | At The Confluence, were highlighted in Diplomat Magazine! Congratulations Joor!
SocDoc alumni, Michelle Aguilar and Rana Jarbou (just graduated in June, 2015), will be showing their work in a curated "Emerging Visual Anthropologist's Showcase" at the prestigious Margaret Mead Film Festival in NYC, at the Museum of Natural History.
Juan Dávila (SocDoc '15) was offered a one-year News Production Fellowship to work at Democracy Now!. See the full article linked below:
Rian Dundon's (SocDoc '12) new book FAN is now available at http://shop.modesvu.com/product/fan
The Social Documentation program held their annual screning of graduate films on Wednesday, June 10th at the Del Mart Theater in Downtown Santa Cruz. This year, seven student documentary films were presented at sold-out the public event.
Congratulations to the SocDoc cohort of 2015!
Social Documentation student Michelle Aguilar was a receipient of an Alumni Association Award at the 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium for her film "El Cacao." Congratulations, Michelle!
"Inside the Machine: Technology and Visual Culture" Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm Porter College Room D245 (UCSC) Presented by: Arts Division Film and Digital Media History of Art and Visual Culture
New article at TIME featuring the work of SocDoc alum Rian Dundon ('12). Visit the link below for the article and slideshow.
The Social Documentation Program was featured in an article in Documentary Magazine, published by the International Documentation Association.
SocDoc Professor B. Ruby Rich was honored Sunday at the San Francisco Film Society’s fifth annual Essential SF, an event celebrating the Bay Area film community's most vital figures and institutions.
Kimberly Bautista (SocDoc '09), with the Justice for My Sister Collective, has launched their 16 Days of Activism campaign! The campaign began with a live webchat with advocates from 5 countries on November 25.
On Friday, Nov. 14, the University of Rochester hosted a symposium organized around Fixed, by Regan Brashear (SocDoc '08).
Comrade Sunshine and part 1 of the feature documentary Visions of Abolition, by Cameron Granadino (SocDoc '13) screening in New York City on October 1st through New Filmmakers New York.
"1001 Walls" photo exhibit by Rana Aljarbou (SocDoc '15) is on display at the Octagon (Lulu's/MAH) in Santa Cruz until November 22nd.
Sam Stoker's (SocDoc '13) Ghosts of March 21 was selected for the SF Black Film Festival and Oakland International Film Festival this year.
We're excited to announce the publication of Rian Dundon's (SocDoc '12) new book: Out Here, Vol. 1. This is the first in a series of self published magazine-style photo books about change in California—the second and third installments of which will be out over the next year.
The Ovarian Psycos, by SocDoc Alums Kate Trumbull-LaValle ('11) and Joanna Sokolowski ('12), has received $30,000 in support from Cal Humanities, and additional support from ITVS - Independent Television Services!!!
Comrade Sunshine, by Cameron Granadino (SocDoc '13), was selected to screen and compete at the Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival, IMSFF on June 28th 2014.
In Rian's essay We Out Here, he was asked to "put a face on the displacement that is rolling in San Francisco. The article can be found through the first link listed below. Boom is a quarterly out of UCLA and UC Press. The new issue is dedicated to San Francisco.
An evening of documentary films from students of the Social Documentation program. Free and open to the public.
Our Right to Sing, by Carolina Fuentes (SocDoc 10') screened in solidarity with Enriching Lives through Music. All funds went to benefit this great music program that encourages children to play instruments and appreciate art.