Alumna Returns to Philly in New Role at BlackStar

Lehigh University and Documentary Storymaking alumna Ashley Ijoema Omoma is one of six newly hired staff at Philadelphia’s BlackStar, critical to the organization’s growth as it celebrates a ten-year anniversary. Ashley joins BlackStar as submissions open for this year’s film festival. Guidelines for submission are here: Ashley’s review of Time and her interview with […]

Spring 2021 Classes

We are excited to share the spring 2021 semester schedule, with two required Documentary Storymaking courses offered. Doc 250: Rights and Responsibilities in Documentary Inquiry Professor Lora Taub, Muhlenberg College Through the lens of documentary filmmaking, Doc 250 explores the legal and ethical issues associated with documentary engagement with the social world. In so doing, […]

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 […]