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Soc Doc Honors & Awards

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:00am

Lena Jackson (Soc Doc '14) won the Art Division Dean's Award at the 2014 UCSC Graduate Research Symposium on May 9th for her SocDoc thesis documentary - Crenshaw.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:00am

FIXED: The Science/ Fiction of Human Enhancement, by Regan Brashear (SocDoc '08) screened at the Reel Work Film Festival on May 1st in Santa Cruz.

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 12:00am

Three SocDoc Alums from the Class of 2013 screened their documentaries at the Watsonville Film Festival on March 14-16th 2014:

Brenda Avila-Hanna - Vida Diferida
Claire Weissbluth - Lonche
Dana Forsberg - Growing People

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:00am

Social Documentation Professor, John Jota Leaños, is among six artists who will have their art displayed on Metro Buses in Los Angeles.  This is part of FREEWAVES "OUT THE WINDOW" project.  

Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:00am to Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:00am

Rian Dundon's (SocDoc '12) work will be featured ina photo exhibit at the Loakal Gallery in downtown Oakland from January 3 - February 4.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:00am to Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Tad Nakamura's (SocDoc '08) recent documentary Jake Shimabukuro: A Life on Four Strings won the Audience Award at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:00am to Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Justice for My Sister, by Kimberly Bautista (SocDoc '09) won its fourth jury prize on Thursday, November 21 by the jury at the prestigious 16th Icaro Film Festival in Guatemala. Director/producer Kimberly Bautista and the film's protagonist Rebeca Eunice Perez accepted the prize.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 12:00am to Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:00am

The East Bay Premiere of Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement by Regan Brashear (SocDoc '08) will be held on Thursday Dec. 5th at 7pm at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley. The evening begins with a live performance by the AXIS Dance Company.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:00am to Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00am

Meredith Heil (SocDoc '11) has taken a new position with WNET/THIRTEEN, the NYC PBS affiliate, as a Multimedia Producer. THIRTEEN is one of America’s most respected and innovative public media providers.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:00am to Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:00am

Growing People, by Dana Forsberg (SocDoc '13), and Vida Diferida, by Brenda Avila-Hanna (SocDoc '13), will screen at the Santa Cruz Film Festival on Saturday November 9th at 2:30pm at the Pacific Arts Complex at 1122 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz CA.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 12:00am to Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:00am

Growing People, by Dana Forsberg (SocDoc '13), will be screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival on Thursday, October 17th at 5:45pm and Saturday, October 19th at 7:15pm.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 12:00am to Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00am

Kimberly Bautista (SocDoc '09) was interviewed on CNN Latino's "Sin Limites con Elizabeth Espinosa." Kimberley spoke about the violence prevention campaign in Guatemala and Los Angeles, the recent win for Best Documentary at the LA Latino Int'l Film Fest, challenges during production, and domesti

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:00am to Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:00am

The Infamous T, by Melissa Koch (SocDoc '12), will screen at the Margaret Mead Film Festival on October 19th, 2013 and will be co-presented by the Co-presented by NewFest and The Trevor Project.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:00am to Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00am

Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, by Regan Brashear (SocDoc '08), and Laal Pari: Not a Fairytale, by Sadia Halima (SocDoc '13) will screen at the United Nations Association Film Festival.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 12:00am to Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:00am

Justice for My Sister, by Kimberly Bautista (SocDoc '09) wins Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. The jury unanimously voted for Justice for my Sister for best documentary. 

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:00am to Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:00am

Comrade Sunshine by Cameron Granadino (SocDoc '13) Wins Best Documentary at the 8th Annual Independent Television and Film Festival.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:00am to Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:00am

Tad Nakamura (SocDoc '08) has an article featured at From the VC Vault for Archives Month.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:00am

We are happy to announce that Social Documentation student Lena Jackson and Film & Digital Media senior Claire Miyamoto have each been awarded a 2013 Princess Grace Foundation Honorarium in support of their documentary film.  Congratulations Lena and Claire!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 12:00am

Sistagraphy founded by Shelia Turner (SocDoc '08) celebrates 20 years of photography. The Sistagraphy Archives is the longest standing collective of African  American women photographers who have exhibited yearly (57 exhibits total) over the past 20 years.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 12:00am

Sadia Halima (SocDoc '13) was recently featured in a UC Santa Cruz news article by Scott Rappaport.

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:00am

Comrade Sunshine by Cameron Granadino (SocDoc '13) recently received received an award of merit from the Accolade Competition and was selected for the Independent Television and Film Festival.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 12:00am

Lena Jackson (SocDoc '14) received on of the 2013 Princess Grace Awards. She joins 23 other awardees from the disciplines of theater, dance performance, choreography, and film who together received a total of over $1 million in awards.

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 12:00am

Four Thesis Documentaries by recent SocDoc 2013 Graduates Brenda Avila-Hanna, Dana Forsberg, Kati Greaney, and Claire Weissbluth were shown at the Springfield Grange in part with teh Watsonville Film Festival on Friday July 26th 2013.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 12:00am

Bridgette Auger's (SocDoc '11) ongoing work with Syrian refugees is featured as "The Toll of Syria's War" on the CBS News website, from her current NYC exhibition of the work.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:00am

On Tuesday June 4th 2013 Kimberly Bautista (SocDoc '09) participated on a United Nations Panel about Violence Against Women and Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean. Please see the attached document for more information about the panel.