Documentary Video Workshop

Open to Haverford Faculty, Staff, and Students and Members of the Community. This three-session workshop offers training in the basics of documentary production. Deadline to Apply: 5 p.m. on Friday, September 20th.

The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to sponsor a documentary video workshop for the general public and Haverford faculty, staff, and students, taught by documentary filmmaker and Artist in Residence Vicky Funari. This three-session workshop offers training in the basics of documentary production. We invite you to explore the documentary medium in whatever way inspires you: as part of your teaching or research, in your creative practice, or as a form of community work. Participants will produce 3-minute documentaries during Fall 2013. Each person must commit to attending all three workshop sessions and to spending time outside of the sessions planning, shooting, and editing their films during October and November.

No prior film/video experience required. All equipment provided by the college and there is no cost to participate. Enrollment is limited to 15.


  • Session 1 Saturday, September 28, 10:00am-4:00pm, Stokes 102
  • Session 2 Saturday, November 2, 10:00am-4:00pm, Instructional Technology Center, Stokes 205
  • Session 3 Wednesday, December 4, 7:00-10:00pm, Chase Auditorium

To apply to participate, please email Emily Cronin, and Vicky Funari,, by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 20th. Please include a short paragraph on what your particular interests are in taking this workshop.

About the Instructor, Vicky Funari:

Vicky Funari is a documentary filmmaker, editor, and teacher, currently Artist in Residence in the Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities and Independent College Programs at Haverford College. Funari is a Guggenheim Fellow and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She produced, directed, and edited the feature documentaries MAQUILÁPOLIS (2006) and Paulina (1998); and she directed and edited Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000). These award-winning, critically acclaimed films have screened in many of the world's most respected film festivals, including Sundance, Locarno, Havana, Rotterdam, SXSW, and Tribeca. Her films have aired on PBS, HBO, and the Sundance Channel. From 2006-2009, Funari directed the MAQUILÁPOLIS binational Community Outreach Campaign, using that film in conjunction with activist organizations and factory workers to promote social change. Funari has edited a wide range of projects, most recently the documentary Strong!, directed by Julie Wyman, which aired on PBS in 2012. She is currently producing a documentary about healthy aging, community, and ladies in a pool.