- Retrospectives in New York and Los Angeles to Highlight Five Decades of Documentaries
- Nearly 1,000 Party Attendees Include CEO of PBS, Stars of Films and Directors from the Past 50 Years of Kartemquin, Elected Officials
On Sunday, October 11th, the 2015 fellows of the Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) program celebrated their graduation from the esteemed program at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus. Now in its third year, DVID aims to help filmmakers of color increase their skillset and network as well as provides them with a venue to screen their works in progress and aid in completing their own documentary projects.
From stories of fighting for civil rights in the 1960s to a closer look at what it means to be a shoe shiner; from a profile of an exiled Iranian film professor to a discussion of adoption in Korea, this year’s Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) graduating fellows explored a wide variety of topics through their films. Now, the community is gearing up for a celebration and viewing of their accomplishments.
Diverse Voices in Docs, a new professional development and mentorship program for emerging documentary makers of color, launches with a free, public kick-off event at the Community Film Workshop of Chicago at 6:30-8:30pm on November 8th. Please join us.
Created through collaboration between Community Film Workshop and Kartemquin Films, Diverse Voices in Docs will enroll its first class of up to 20 documentary makers in January 2013.