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Documentary films

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Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Ark, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_siefert_lynne.pdf
Overview

"Ark is an experimental documentary about a cruise ship at the end of the world. In this film we tour the ship and discover through anonymous voices that the present is actually the future." -- Abstract

Dates: 2016

Arthur Barron Collection

 Collection — Record carton MSS 014 Box 01: Series MSS 014-1; Series MSS 014-2
Identifier: MSS 014
Scope and Contents The Arthur Barron Collection contains 34 unbound scripts written, directed, or produced by Arthur Barron and spans film, television, and stage. The scripts were written between 1972 and 1999. Some collection items were filmed and aired while others were never produced or sold. Most scripts in the collection are documentaries. Of note is the script "Blind Sunday" which was produced as an ABC afterschool special and won the 1977 Writer's Guild of America Award for best children's script. A few...
Dates: 1972 - 1999

Blue Rebellion/Out of the Blue, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_ali_mehvish.pdf
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"Blue Rebellion is a project featuring a multimedia exhibition, as well as short-film documentary called, "Out of the Blue' which explores the story and colonial history of natural indigo dye, an indigenous product of Bengal that is now being revived in Bangladesh, through slow and sustainable fashion by local artisans and entrepreneurs. It is a project celebrating an important artisanal craft that exists at the intersection of indigenous expression and colonial legacy." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

Crossing the river, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016summer_petkov_plamen.pdf
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"The lives of three generations of Europeans are interlaced by a filmmaker who travels by train from Cambridge to Boston, Massachusetts and tries to find out if a story of a man that saved 1,000 children during the Second World War is true. The film is a reflection on the perception of past, true, and reality." -- Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Cuts, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018fall_zeng_guangya.pdf
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"'Cuts' is a documentary about a 47-year-old man's career path and his relationship between his two fathers." -- Abstract

Dates: 2018

Dream Factory, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022fall_nigam_aarushi.pdf
Overview "Dream Factory is a feature-length, hybrid documentary following the "below-the-line" crew of a big-budget Bollywood film. A meditation on the intensely physicial, yet invisible, labor behind India's most popular art form, it is also a personal essay on the magic and contradictions that are the Indian film industry. Borrowing Bollywood's grammar to tell the stories of its most invisible workers, the film delves into the power of storytelling, and raises questions about the price that must be...
Dates: 2022

Export My Love, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_li_jinglin.pdf
Overview

"Export My Love is a documentary about four divorced or widowed women trying to persue love by finding U.S. husband. It tries to raise the discussion of how the society treats those single women with kids." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

Families can be together forever, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016summer_poplin_colleen.pdf
Overview

"Follows the filmmaker's journey out of the Mormon church -- a journey unexpectedly aligned with her first pregnancy. The film depicts her pregnancy from start to finish while exploring the emotional and spiritual weight of leaving Mormonism, its effect on the mother she hopes to become, and its effect on the mother who raised her." -- Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Films, 2015 - 2018

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Scope and Contents

Films produced by Emerson College's Media, Technologies and Production Department, including documentaries and promotional films and footage of Emerson College events.

Dates: 2015 - 2018

Karukéra Blues, 2017

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Identifier: ma_2017summer_huberson_pierre.pdf
Overview "Karukéra Blues takes its audience on an immersive journey around the Islands of Guadeloupe, exploring the concept of home in a post-colonial society from a diasporic vantage. The film depicts customs and tradition seldom witnessed by foreign eyes with an observational style. The non-expository narration guides the audience throughout the experience with an essay that weaves between poetry and social commentary in exploring the archipelago's colonial heritage, with its social and cultural...
Dates: 2017

My Years with Prospero, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_christopher_alexander.pdf
Overview "My Years with Prospero is a feature length documentary on a recluse woodcarver who lives in the forests of Vermont. In the late 1960's, Mark Fenwick was living on the streets of Boston as a homeless adolescent, where he was experimenting with his lifelong interest of sculpture. Around this time, he heard of a group of likeminded individuals leaving the urban centers of Washington and Boston for the mountains of Vermont: what would be the genesis of the "Total Loss Farm" commune. Mark, or...
Dates: 2023

Negro theatre project : 1935-1939, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_simmons_lisa.pdf
Overview

"The Negro Theater Project 1935 — 1939 is a 24 minute narrative documentary shot on video. The story is about the Negro Theater in Boston during the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The story is told through a series of interviews and archival footage with a voice over narrative to complete the story." --page 4.

Dates: 2017

NewEnglandFilm.com Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 065
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two digital files: 1. A web crawl, or snapshot, of the NewEnglandFilm.com website as of 2023, and 2. An export of the site's directory, a listing of film and production vendors, venues, suppliers, agencies, and talent. When the web crawl was captured on November 17, 2023, the directory had been removed from the website.

Dates: 1997 - 2022

"No Historical Precedent", 2021

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Identifier: vma_2021spring_hoffman_mae.pdf
Overview

"This project is a short documentary about Wendy Carlos, a composer and technical innovator in the field of electronic music. Interviews and monologues detail the difficulties that a group of young transgender people have faced in finding their ancestors' history. The filmmaker recounts her own discovery of Carlos and creates new music in tribute to her influence." -- Abstract

Dates: 2021

Overcoming, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_dejkoska_katerina.pdf
Overview

"Overcoming is a documentary in which Traumatic Brain Injury survivors delve into the experience after having sustained such an injury, supported by facts from medical professionals about TBI. The documentary explores how the TBI survivors cope with the consequences and what keeps them going." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Piano Row: Cycles of history, 2018

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Overview

A documentary about the history of the Piano Row District of Boston, MA. 

Dates: 2018

Public Servants, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019fall_frank_daniel.pdf
Overview "In the face of paralyzing polarization, disgust in American institutions, and public apathy, there are people who believe that public service is a civic duty and obligation. "Public Servants" is a documentary that takes us close to these volunteers and their chosen candidates, as they campaign for a seat in the US House of Representatives in the 3rd congressional district of Massachusetts. Their simple, daily acts attempt to convince neighbors, family and strangers that democracy is alive...
Dates: 2019

Send a Voice, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022fall_kopp_aaron.pdf
Overview "A young Lakota mother fights to do the best she can for her children in this poetic meditation on motherhood, trauma, and healing. Send a Voice is a lyrical documentary/fiction hybrid film about Kristina, a young Oglala Lakota mother navigating a hostile world. From the underbelly of Rapid City to the summit of Black Elk's Peak, the project explores the possibility of seeing through the material world to the spiritual. The film is a collaboration between Lakota writer and advocate, Sunny...
Dates: 2022

Survivor's Guide to Diaspora, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_markovic_sara.pdf
Overview "Survivor's Guide to Diaspora is an autobiographical documentary series that follows the filmmaker's endeavors as a new immigrant in the US. Told directly to the audience as honest advice one rarely gets before moving in search of a better life, the series unveils life's absurdities as this woman from the Balkans attempts to understand the consumer capitalistic society that now grinds her. The screened thesis project is the pilot episode of a series that will serve as a proof of concept for...
Dates: 2023

Talking To The Wind, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_sawant_akshaya.pdf
Overview "Talking To The Wind is a feature length documentary about the aftermath of a three year long man-made drought in Maharashtra, India that resulted in mass suicides - numbers reaching 1100 per year. Using a poetic, essayistic and observational approach, the film unfolds the reasons behind these farmer suicides - decades of exploitation of groundwater for short term gains and societal pressures of marrying off their daughters with huge amounts of dowry. Intimate and eyeopening, Talking To The...
Dates: 2019