DocuLab was a donor-funded five-year program that developed student-faculty documentary work in VCAM.
Students spent 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 built 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). DocuLab was a joint initiative of the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and VCAM.
Contact: jweissin [at] haverford.edu (James Weissinger), Associate Director, Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and VCAM Operations Manager
The summer 2022 DocuLab is a ten-week partnership between Haverford and the Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc), a network of 1000+ film professionals that works to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the documentary field. The Impact Lab will focus on an emerging field of filmmaking–impact producing–which harnesses the unique power of film to bolster social justice goals.doculab-archive
This DocuLab hopes to thoughtfully engage with these knowledges and the resources that filmmakers and performers can share with one another, all in the interest of creating a research platform where makers of performance and makers of film can be co-inquirers and collaborators.doculab-archive
For ten weeks during summer 2020, five students participated in the production of the experimental documentary film Smile4Kime. Fellows conceptualized, developed, and created animated scenes for the film in collaboration with local Philadelphia artists.doculab-archive
For ten weeks during summer 2019, five Haverford and Bryn Mawr College students helped create a documentary centered on the city of Philadelphia in the summer of 1976. The project took place in Philadelphia with professor Thomas Devaney, collaborating with Greenhouse Media artists and filmmakers Matthew Suib and Aaron Igler.doculab-archive
Dizhsa Nabani is a documentary web series that explores the relationship between identity, language, and daily life in the Valley Zapotec community of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya.doculab-archive