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 […]

Docstory Student Emmia Newman Receives Awards

Congratulations to Emmia Newman, a documentary storymaking student from Muhlenberg College, who was recently awarded a Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Scholarship for her outstanding work in documentary filmmaking. The scholarship will support Emmia as she finishes production on a documentary, “The True Ingredients of My Mother’s Indian Cooking.” Emmia began this project in Prof. Andy Smith’s DOC 150 […]