The 15th annual Social Documentation (SocDoc) exhibition, Beyond The Story, presents the premiere of new Masters of Fine Arts thesis documentaries by graduating students in the field of social documentary, including: Hoda Sobhani, Letters from two continents; Jordan Freeman, Sea State; Oana Tenter, Yesterday Ended Last Night; Lara Saab, Spiraling; Chisato (Chisa) Hughes, Many Moons; and Ruth Anne Beutler, LAND/TRUST.
Attend in person
Free and open to the public
Founded in 2005, the Social Documentation (SocDoc) Master of Fine Arts program is a unique degree designed to train media makers committed to social change and to documenting communities, cultures, issues, and individuals who are marginalized in the current landscapes of representation. Housed in the Department of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the only program of its kind within the UC system, the SocDoc M.F.A. emphasizes ethical practices and meaningful community involvement to explore urgent issues through socially engaged documentary practices.
image: left to right, Chisato (Chisa) Hughes, Ruth Anne Beutler, Oana Tenter, and Lara Saab. Photo by Mitra Ghaffari.
View select films at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery in the Frames Per Second exhibition Sept 20, 2022—Jan 14, 2023.