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2018 MDOCS Forum: Surveil/Surveilled


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Join us for the weekend of June 7th-10th when Skidmore College’s John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) hosts a weekend-long Documentary Forum. This annual event brings together makers, scholars, activists and students to present artistic works, panel discussions, workshops and conversations that engage with the yearly theme, Surveil/Surveilled, and documentary practice.

See the full schedule here- http://mdocs.skidmore.edu/storytellers/forum/2018-mdocs-forum-schedule/. All events are free and open to the public!

This year's Forum welcomes two keynote speakers Hasan Elahi and Assia Boundaoui. Hasan Elahi is a Guggenheim Fellowship and Creative Capital recipient whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. Assia Boundaoui has reported for the BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, VICE, and CNN. She will be joined by the editor Rabab Haj Yahya and director of photography Shuling Yong of her debut feature documentary film, The Feeling of Being Watched, which will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this Spring and addresses the surveillance of Muslim Americans in the Chicago area. In addition to our keynotes, MDOCS Forum will feature workshops with the collective Our Data Bodies and Ines Hofmann Kanna on how communities can self-organize against discriminatory surveillance practices and documentarians can be accountable to their sources and protect them from surveillance.
The weekend will also feature a student exhibition, works in progress presentations, and much more.