Category Archives: Documentary Film

Sandy Tripods

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have drifted to the far corners of our collective memory, but its impacts are still being felt along the affected region of the Gulf Coast. From Pensacola to New Orleans, there continue to … Continue reading

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Documentary short on African-American Catholic music culture

This past winter break, I had the chance to travel to Mississippi on a research stipend through the Hurford Center in order to film a short documentary on African-American Catholic music culture in the Deep South. During the filming, I … Continue reading

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Finishing My Documentary: “Chipinga”

Over the past few weeks since returning from England, I have been working around the clock to finish my documentary. I went through many stages of rough cuts—the first was 14-minutes and I was finally able to cut it down … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Beth Willman /// SAVING HUBBLE

This Thursday inaugurates the Hurford Center’s new Fall 2012 Tuttle Film Series “Re-Envisioning Film Across the Disciplines,” featuring three films and conversations organized by faculty from the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.  The series’ first film is Saving Hubble … Continue reading

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Filming through New England and the Mid-Atlantic

In my last post, I wrote that I am making a documentary this summer about my grandfather, Albert Schatz, who discovered streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis, when he was a 23-year-old graduate student at Rutgers University. The picture to … Continue reading

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Politics, Money, & Strippers’ Labor Rights

I am working on two documentary projects this summer with filmmakers Hima B and Tia Lessin & Carl Deal. Hima is “an independent writer/director/producer who makes social issue documentaries, narratives, experimental films and videos that explore the intersections of race, gender, … Continue reading

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