DocuLab is a donor-funded five-year program that will develop student-faculty documentary work in VCAM.
Students will spend ten weeks both on campus and in the field developing documentary projects, working with faculty, visiting filmmakers, and technicians. Taking advantage of the new filmmaking spaces and equipment in VCAM, the initiative builds on the College’s successful Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellows Program (WAKE, Capitalish) and the Hurford Center’s Tuttle Summer Arts Lab (The Pool Movie Project).
Contact: James Weissinger, Associate Director, Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and VCAM Operations Manager
Summer DocuLab 2018: Dizhsa Nabani - Living Language
A documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in Oaxaca, Mexico
with Brook Lillehaugen and Vicky Funari
Beginning June 24, 2018, five students will spend eight weeks creating a documentary centered on Zapotec, an indigenous and endangered language of Mexico. Six weeks will be spent in Oaxaca with professors Brook Lillehaugen and Vicky Funari, collaborating with Zapotec language activist Moisés García Guzmán to explore how language is interwoven with identity and with the vitality of the Zapotec community, including the relationship between language and traditional farming, knowledge of plants and their uses, cooking techniques, food, and health. The team will then complete post-production on the project during the final two weeks at Haverford in VCAM during August.
Friday, October 6, 2017
VCAM Community Kitchen
The program is open to Haverford students, including graduating seniors, as well as Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore students majoring at Haverford or those who have otherwise completed significant film-focused coursework in the Tri-Co. Spanish language skills a plus, but not required. All expenses and financial aid summer earnings expectations will be covered by the program.
Arts Lab for Summer 2016: The Pool Movie Project
Vicky Funari, Haverford College Artist in Residence
Hilary Brashear, Emerging Artist in Residence
The John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a new Tuttle Summer Arts Lab to take place during Summer 2016. The Summer Arts Lab Student Fellowship will offer students the opportunity to participate in a multiplatform documentary project with Haverford College’s Artist in Residence Vicky Funari.
Funari is currently producing the Pool Movie Project, a multiplatform documentary about older women, water, exercise, and community. The 2016 Summer Arts Lab will convene a team of artists, students, community members, scholars, and public health experts to collaborate in envisioning and creating elements of the project website and the community engagement campaign. The film, now in post-production, tells the story of an aqua-cise class held at a small suburban YMCA, attended primarily by 60-90 year old women. It traces the class’s final year in the old Main Line Y, as the branch prepares to close its doors forever. The film is a study of older bodies and souls in water, in motion, in transition, and in community with each other.
What the Fellowship Entails
- Summer Arts Lab Student Fellows will work collaboratively with lead artists, women in the film, and advisors to help envision and design a project website and to produce audiovisual elements for that site, including video portraits and oral histories of community members.
- Student Fellows will also help lay the groundwork for a community engagement campaign to promote healthy aging.
- Student work will take place over 7 weeks, June 13 - August 1, 2016.
- The work will be carried out on the Haverford campus and in the surrounding region.
- Students will be provided with a stipend to cover housing and other living expenses.
- Haverford College will provide all necessary production and post-production equipment.
- Haverford’s Artist in Residence Vicky Funari will direct the Lab, and Emerging Artist in Residence Hilary Brashear will supervise Lab activities.
The Summer Arts Lab is open to Haverford students (including graduating seniors) from all majors, as well as Tri-Co students who are majoring at Haverford or who have completed substantial film-focused coursework at Haverford. Applicants must have taken at least two courses involving the production of digital media (photography, video, data visualization, web design, social media).
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- Name, Class Year, Major/Minor (or interests if undeclared), Advisor
- a one-paragraph proposal explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and what you’d hope to bring to it;
- a list of relevant courses you have taken; and
- a resume with any previous film, video, web design, data visualization, and/or social media organizing work you have done, or any work around aging or public health.