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Do you have a story to tell? How do you see the world? Show us your creativity and unique worldview! The Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center invites you to create a 60-second documentary!
Entries will be accepted from Gallaudet undergraduates for a cash prize. Team entries are permitted. Prize money will be divided amongst team members.
1st place $350, Runner up: $100
Submission deadline: March 30, 2022.
Documentaries will be judged by the Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center team: filmmakers, artists, writers, and educators. Scoring criteria will be based on originality, creativity, plot, pacing, structure, characters, and cinematography.
Winners will be announced April 21, 2022.
Film length: 60 seconds maximum, including title and credits.
Film technique: horizontal orientation with a mobile device.
Still images and historic videos may be used (ensure usage rights and permissions)
Stories of Deaf Returned Peace Corps Volunteers is a short documentary produced by Gideon Firl, ‘21, who started his internship at the Schuchman Center before the pandemic and completed the film while working remotely. The 14-minute film uses images from Deaf Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and interview clips filmed in 2011 by Elizabeth Sorkin. The film highlights the relationships between Peace Corps Volunteers and communities they served, as well as the reciprocal learning that took place.
In Our Own Words: Deaf Perspectives in Oral History and Public History Tuesday, December 8, 2020
| 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST For more information and register here.
After two years of research, Brianna DiGiovanni, a graduate intern in the Drs. John S. & Betty J.
Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center, created a "Story Map" about Deaf New York City. See Brianna's
announcement and be sure and view the Story Map! https://arcg.is/049fen
Deaf life during the pandemic was the subject of a May 12, 2020 panel discussion hosted by
the Center. Five Deaf New Yorkers: Roxanna
Aguilo, Carlos Aponte-Salcedo, Jr., Patrice
Creamer, Marina Fanshteyn, and Alexandria Pucciarelli-Miller
shared cultural, physical and access issues. The panelists, one from each NYC
borough, responded to questions from Gallaudet History major and soon-to-be graduate student
Brianna DiGiovanni, '20. The 1 hour panel is online
This panel was part of a documentation effort that received major support from the National
Endowment for the Humanities (Grant # - ZH-252962) and
ZVRS/Purple. Additional support came from the Gary S. & Margaret D. Anderson Family
Foundation, the Kantor Foundation, the Hebrew Association of the Deaf, Union League of the
Deaf, and numerous individuals.
Challenge Grant Awarded for Deaf NYC Story Gallaudet's newly renamed Drs. John S. & Betty J.
Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center (formerly the Center for Deaf Documentary Studies) is delighted to
announce that it has been awarded a major challenge grant. To read more,
The Deaf NYC project has been made possible
in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and ZVRS.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this Deaf NYC
project: ZH-252962 do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment
for the Humanities. About the National Endowment for the
Humanities:Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National
Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature,
philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals
from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the
Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.
You're Invited! Please join the Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center
for a virtual panel: Tuesday, May 12, 2020. 1-2 p.m. EST
An online exhibit about Deaf printers is the latest project by the Schuchman Center.
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