On the Telling of Immigrant Stories with 360 Degree Video

Since 2016, Professor Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz has been part of a collective of artists, organizers, and activists within the immigrant community of Saratoga Springs, New York.  During a residency at Skidmore College’s MDOCs program, Professor Bazaz began a co-creative documentary engagement that contemplates multiple experiences with immigration and identity in the current political climate of […]

Prof Lule Pens OpEd for The Hill

In an opinion piece published today in The Hill, Professor Jack Lule revisits a media studies classic, Amusing Ourselves To Death. The book, originally published in 1985 , midway through the Reagan presidency, provides insights to understanding the current crisis in journalism. With the election of a reality-TV star, Professor Lule “decided to return to […]

Student Film Screens at Statewide Festival

On Thursday, September 27, three Documentary Storymaking students traveled to Williamsport, PA, to screen their film, “Not Like You,” at the Lycoming College Student Film Festival.  Shreya Nebhwani (Lafayette College), Andrea Bonilla, and Yannick Gbadouwey (Lehigh University) submitted their film to the annual competition, which was selected as one of fifteen films screened at the AMC Classic […]

Prof. Bazaz Reflects on Capstone

In Spring 2018, Professor Aggie Ebrahimi-Bazaz received a grant from the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium to support elements of the Documentary Storymaking Capstone (DOC 370).  In a recent blog post on the LVEHC website, Prof. Bazaz looks back on the work and community created by Capstone students from Lafayette, Lehigh, and Muhlenberg. Over the […]

Honoring the Life of Professor John Pettegrew

On Friday, September 7, the Lehigh University and Southside Community will gather in honor of Professor John Pettegrew.  Professor Pettegrew was a founding member of the Documentary Storymaking minor, building on his longstanding interest in teaching documentary filmmaking at Lehigh.  The memorial takes place at 5 p.m. in the Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center, […]

Student Film Selected for Festival

A documentary produced by students in Doc 150 has been selected as an official selection for the Lycoming College Film and Video Festival.  Andrea Bonilla (Lafayette College), Yannick Gbadouwey (Lehigh University), and Shreya Nebhwani (Lafayette College), shot, edited and produced the 10-minute film, “Not Like You,” in Professor Andy Smith’s Doc 150 course in Fall […]

Graduate Accepted into Scribe’s New Film Scholars Program

One of Documentary Storymaking’s  first graduates, Drew Swedberg, has been accepted into the inaugural cohort of Scribe’s new Film Scholars Program.  Swedberg, who received Muhlenberg’s James D. Schneider Social Justice Award in 2017, will participate in a series of video-making training workshops to support new documentary media making.   Swedberg first encountered Scribe in Philadelphia through […]

An Evening of Docs in Progress

On Tuesday, May 9, students in Prof. Ebrahimi-Bazaz’s Docs in Progress course shared their projects with peers, faculty, and community members.  Each documentarian introduced their project with a statement about the “meaningful progress” they defined for their work this semester.  Some of the work began in Fall 2016 in DOC 150, and some will continue beyond […]

Senior Drew Swedberg Screens Documentary Film

On April 27, 2017, Muhlenberg senior Drew Swedberg screened a short documentary, Ciento uno años.  Drew began the project during a MILA (Muhlenberg Integrated Learning Abroad) course on sustainability in Costa Rica with Professor Niesenbaum (Biology) and Professor Elliott (Art).  “I was taking the class as a way of exploring community sustainability, documentary ethics, and the relationship […]