Who we are
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.
Born at Harvard Law School in March of 2011, our diverse University-wide membership numbers over 120, including many students at the College and Kennedy School. Since filmmaking is collaborative and capital-intensive, the Documentary Studio will draw on the talents of the Harvard community across academic disciplines and share equipment efficiently.