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Soc Doc Honors & Awards

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 12:00am

Our Right to Sing screened at the 2nd Annual Salvadoran Film Showing on September 17th 2011.

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Monday, September 12, 2011 - 12:00am

Shelia Turner was interviewed as part of the New COURAGE project at Levine Museum of the New South.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Finding D-QU, by Chris Newman, has been released with Third World Newsreel.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:00am

Los ABCs were a part of the animated shorts introduced by guest curator Karl Cohen at Bay Area Animation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:00am

Current Soc Doc Student, Rian Dundon has received a fellowship from the Willis W. and Ethel M. Clark Foundation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:00am

Melissa Koch's "Red Tail" was broadcast on Israeli Documentary Channel.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:00am

Soc Doc lecturer, Leo Chiang, whose documentary "A Village Called Versailles" has been nominated for a national Emmy Award! We are fortunate to have Leo as a lecturer for the Soc Doc Program in the Department of Film & Digital Media:


Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 12:00am

Whistlin' Dixie, by recent graduate Meredith Heil (Soc Doc '11), invites the viewer to travel along as filmmaker Meredith Heil explores America’s Southern heartland in search of queer sound.

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 12:00am

Shelia Turner in conjunction with the Auburn Ave. Research Library, Atlanta, is curating an exhibition entitled "Charting the Course: African American Achievers in the 20th Century, A Photographic Exhibit Opening and Conversation." The show features work by Mr.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Soc Doc is proud to announce the PBS broadcast of “Two Films by Tadashi Nakamura” this week, including his award-winning thesis documentary, “A Song for Ourselves.”

Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 12:00am

Whistlin' Dixie: The Queer Southern Music Project by Meredith Heil received a write up by indieWIRE as one of "Five Projects iW is Rooting For".

Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 12:00am

Soc Doc proudly congratulates Juan Mejia '07, who has won the highly competitive Tribeca Latin America Media Arts Fund ($10,000 grant) for his new documentary, "The Battle for the Land." Juan's award-winning thesis project "Uprooted," also an exploration of mass displacement in Colomb

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 12:00am

Renee Tajima-Peña has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship for her new ongoing documentary about the coercive sterilization of Latin women at the LA County-USC Medical Center in the 1960s and 1970s. 


Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:00am

Red Dust by Karin Mak, will be at multiple Film Festivals in the upcoming months.


Monday, January 31, 2011 - 12:00am

Uprooted by Juan Mejia Botero, screens as part of the AfroPop series. It will play on the World Compass Channel nation wide starting Feb. 2nd. Check your local listings for times.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 12:00am

Rian Dundon, Class of 2012, now has photos up at Out Traveler on gay nightlife in China. "Photographer Rian Dundon first visited China in 2005, to stay in a remote city in Hunan province.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 12:00am


Professor John Jota Leaños will receive a 2011 Individual Artist Commission Grant in Media from the San Francisco Arts Commission for his documentary animation project on the makings of the southwest borderlands.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:00am

Rian Dundon, Class of 2012, also has a new project up at Time Online. "Estimates suggest that one-third of the Burmese population is between the ages of 15 and 24 years old.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:00am

Class of 2012 - Rian Dundon's new project entitled: Behind The Scenes With Fan Bing Bing is up on the new issues of Zone Zero.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 12:00am

Uprooted, by Juan Mejia Botero, has been bought by the National Black Programming Consortium to be aired as part of their AfroPop series. It will thus air on public television nation wide at the end of this year or in January 2011.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Soc Doc Alum Elissa Moon's thesis documentary, Far From Home, will show as a selection of Superfest 2010 award-winners broadcast on SFGTV, a San Francisco cable channel.

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 12:00am

Eric Tandoc was interviewed on Kababayan LA on September 10, 2010. Eric discusses his documentary project, hip hop and Filipino culture, and the Sounds of a New Hope Live Remix Tour.

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 12:00am

Soc Doc Alum Elissa Moon's thesis documentary, Far From Home, will screen at Superfest International Disability Film Festival Showcase of a Selection of 2010 Award-Winners on Monday, July 26, 2010 from 3-5 p.m.