Based in Santa Monica, California, the Media and Policy Center (MPC) is a non-profit documentary film company that specializes in creating content addressing social justice issues for public television and educational distribution platforms. Co-CEOs Dale Bell and Harry Wiland, who both boast storied careers in film and television spanning decades, joined forces in the early…
The 1979 documentary “The War at Home,” which earned the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, covers the events at the University of Wisconsin that lead to the death of a student via a bomb meant for an army research facility. The film is being re-released in theaters, so writer Hannah Blum sat down with director…
Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will be the 2016 Commencement speaker, according to an announcement on the Stanford News Service.
J. Christian Jensen recently gained national attention for his Oscar nominated documentary short film, White Earth, a film that he created as his Stanford thesis film. The film follows three children and an immigrant mother as they deal with the recent oil boom in America’s Northern Plains. The Stanford Daily sat down with to discuss film, the Oscars, and his creative process.
Elizabeth Lo’s “Hotel 22” is a poetic and frequently poignant glimpse into life aboard the Silicon Valley’s only overnight bus service. Though “Hotel 22” –– currently screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival –– is more muted than commanding, its images of exhaustion, both emotional and physical, are vividly poignant.
Henry S. Breitrose, Ph.D. ’66, who taught the history of film and film aesthetics for more than five decades at Stanford and founded Stanford’s documentary film program, died Oct. 2 at his campus house. He was 78.
According to columnist Gillie Collins, renowned documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has done it again — and, this time, his focus is closer to home. Wiseman’s 38th documentary, “At Berkeley,” exposes the entrails of Stanford’s nearby rival, University of California at Berkeley.
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Jamie Meltzer has directed four documentary films to date and recently raised $31,520 through Kickstarter for a fifth, entitled “Freedom Fighters.” Meltzer sat down with The Daily to discuss his hopes for the film and how he became involved with the Freedom Fighters.