The MDOCS Forum

Each June, Skidmore College’s John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) hosts a weekend-long Documentary Symposium – public events combining festival presentations of artistic work with symposium-style conversations around an annual theme. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Last year, we brought together makers, scholars, activists and students to explore Space & Place in Documentary. See the full list of events for 2017 Festosium II: Space & Place.

This year, we will engage with the theme Surveil/Surveilled in documentary and analyze documentary as a form of surveillance, consider the ethics and legalities of observing and the vulnerability of being observed, learn how to protect from surveillance, and engage with the documentary material that surveillance systems yield to explore its storytelling and truth telling potentials. See full list of events for MDOCS Forum: Surveil/Surveilled.

Read about the 2018 keynote speakers, Filmmaker Assia Boundaoui and Artist Hasan Elahi. Stay tuned for the full schedule coming soon!

Register as an attendee for 2018 MDOCS Forum: Surveil/Surveilled.

Documentary Pedagogy Round Table
“I’ve Got a Home” by Daesha Devón Harris
“Night Sky Stories” by Joe Eakin
Cecilia Aldorando and Brett Story Discuss “A Prison in Twelve Landscapes”