Snapshots of the Valley

The students in valuable collaboration with community members across the Lehigh Valley made meaningful, cinematic work with deep attention to location, ethical engagement and the framing of stories that often go unnoticed, yet are snapshots of the intricate moving parts in the Valley.

A Model of Collaborative Archival Documentary Storymaking

Faculty, staff and student collaborators presented their work on documentary and archival work at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, October 11-13, 2019. Docstorymaking faculty Kate Ranieri, Muhlenberg College special collections archivist Susan Falciani Maldonado, and Muhlenberg College Digital Cultures Media Technologist Anthony Dalton have been engaged in longterm collaborative research that brings together documentary storymaking, […]

Inside/Outside Screens at NCC Peace and Social Justice Conference

On October 1, Northampton Community College held a daylong Peace and Social Justice Conference, including a screening of Professor Nandini Sikand’s film, Inside/Outside. Inside/Outside (2019, 94 minutes) is a feature length documentary film about women and mass incarceration in the United States as they struggle with the challenges of sexual assault, substance abuse and often, motherhood. Seen […]

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, […]