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Join Docademia to watch breathtaking documentaries and celebrate winners of their 2nd Short Doc Contest on Women’s Rights to Public Spaces!

An evening of film screenings, discussion, and dialogue with directors, filmmakers, and educators from around the world. This year’s award ceremony will present the best movies of the 2017 contest on challenges for women in public spaces from 112 countries and will include the announcement of the top 3 winners among 1018 film submissions to our contest.

Space is limited. Please RSVP here.


DATE:  Thursday, August 9, 2018 TIME 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Central Standard Time)


1871 Auditorium,

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654


This event is organized with the support of 1871 Chicago, Purdue Foundry at Purdue University, West Lafayette, CMEC at Purdue University Northwest, and Chicago Media Project.


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Docademia Webinar Series | “Breaking The Silence”

Please join us for a Docademia Webinar session to watch a short documentary on mental health called, Breaking the Silence. You’ll have an opportunity to speak Live with the filmmakers.

We’re honored to announce that the event is generously supported by McGill University’s Human Development and Well-Being Center

What: A documentary on mental health and Live Q&A video chat with the filmmakers-activists.
When: Wednesday, June 20th @ 8-9 PM (EST)
Where: to see you all there!

Please RSVP here:

Organizer: Docademia Team
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Docademia Continues to Be Listed @ SAIC Library’s A-Z Database

Docademia continues to be listed as a resource available to the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) community via the Flaxman Library! We’re listed as a resource on A-Z database.  We enjoyed working with the SAIC faculty members and students during Spring 2018, and we’re looking forward to continuing our collaboration with SAIC community during Fall 2018 to provide an open mic to marginalized communities from all corners of the world to talk directly with students and educators who care about social justice issues!

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1018 Stories from 100+ Countries


We are excited to share that our 2nd global film contest that started in Spring 2017 was completed with 1018 short documentaries from more than 100 countries around the world.

The theme for the contest is focused on Challenges for Women in Public Spaces: Storytelling through Short Documentaries.

We’re thrilled to announce that we finished the two rounds of reviews and are amazed by hundreds of outstanding stories. The reviewing team is preparing the shortlisted films to share with our Jury Committee in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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Docademia Night at BGSU

Docademia @ BGSU

We are pleased to announce the success of a recent Docademia film screening, faculty/community workshop, and internship information session held at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, from September 27th to the 28th . The event was open to the public. Students, BGSU faculty, local area educators, and community activists were all in attendance.

Our screening and workshop were held from 6-8pm on the 27th . The film screened from our collection was Sarah Khaki’s “Facing the Mirror,” which focuses on the life and work of an NYC-based plastic surgeon who helps survivors of war and brutality reconstruct their physical bodies. An interactive video chat with the director was held immediately after the screening. To enhance the screening and facilitate a first-hand look at the special services we offer, we also demonstrated some of the participatory educational materials available as supplements to “Facing the Mirror.”

An internship question-and- answer session was held on the 28th from 10am-noon. Current interns and volunteers from the BGSU community shared their Docademia internship experiences and took questions from the audience. 

This event was another step in our journey of encouraging faculty members to bring diverse stories into their classrooms, give marginalized voices an opportunity to be heard, and showcase how Docademia works to enhance multiculturalism and meaningful learning in higher education.