The Harvard Law Documentary Studio is a student-run organization based at Harvard Law School with members from across the University. We represent a wide range of disciplines, professions, and causes. What unites us is a desire to use documentary film to explore our world, and we invite you to join us.
The Harvard Law Documentary Studio aims to produce original documentaries that explore social and policy issues. The Documentary Studio will offer not only technical and financial support for student projects, but also a community within which to workshop ideas and develop the craft of storytelling.
The Documentary Studio will enable student members to:
- Script, finance, shoot, and edit longer films (~10-15 min.)
- Produce shorter independent projects (~5-10 min.)
- Video blog
We also aim to support the Harvard Law School Clinical and Pro Bono Programs and other partner organizations by offering trainings in video production. In the long term, the Documentary Studio will partner with faculty to establish a curriculum with both theory and production components, establish an online archive of selected documentary projects, and submit projects to local and regional film festivals and media outlets.
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