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To produce high-quality documentaries for screening and distribution outside of Elon. Final products are produced under the elondocs name in partnership with other
programs when appropriate. In keeping with Elon’s goal for student learning, all work includes student participation.



Projects come from faculty and student collaborations that start with faculty mentorship. Guided by professors, students gain hands-on experience in the art of creating documentaries. They plan, write, produce and direct documentaries on important social issues. Some projects originate in the School of Communications with independent projects linked to elondocs. Other projects are Communications faculty initiatives with student participation.

Our Partners:

The program also works in partnership with other programs on campus to help realize the documentary portion of their work. Project Pericles and PERCS (the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies) are two recent partners. A filmmaker in residence will also work on projects, and students will be integral in each stage of their work.



As part of the elondocs, students learn the methods of documentary through their own productions and through collaboration on the projects of other students and faculty. elondocs will work with students on every stage of the project from creation to completion.

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