Academics: Majors and Programs

Student Documentary Film Showcase

"Storytelling stands at the center of all cultures. Through stories, we articulate our history, dreams, fears and expectations, as well as our sense of beauty, morality and justice. Whether oral or digital, stories move the work and require us to continually re-evaluate who we are and where we are going." —  Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D.

The films screened during the Student Documentary Film Showcase are the culminating projects of students who participate in the Digital Moving Image Salon.  Their works are the result of a yearlong course where students learn to produce documentaries, and various research projects that explore interactive cinema.

“Producing documentary films, particularly those that focus on the lived experiences of women, allows our students to think critically, think visually and to participate in the national and international dialogues that occur around issues of social justice for women and girls,” said professor Ayoka Chenzira, founding director of DMIS and the festival.

Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m.

Midtown Arts Cinema
931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Free and Open to the Public

"Channeling Power"
Annisah Agnew and Kiersten White

"[IN] Sight"
Kashmiere Dotson, Alexis Prince and Imani Ward

Amber Duncan, Talisha Middleton and Lizette Terry

DMIS 2017 Trailer

Digital Moving Image Salon
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    Deidre McDonald
    Deidre McDonald is an award winning producer, writer and educator. Her broadcasting career began as an intern; and ultimately she was named senior producer for programs and projects for WXIA-TV, (an NBC affiliate) where she produced and wrote documentaries and features that were shot locally, nationally and internationally.