elondocs celebrates 10th cohort

The School of Communications’ documentary program introduces its eight new members for the 2019-20 academic year.

elondocs, a yearlong program for students passionate about documentary film production, welcomed eight new members for the 2019-20 academic year.

“I am looking forward to working with this enthusiastic group,” said Nicole Triche, associate professor of cinema and television arts and faculty director of elondocs. “I can’t wait to see the work they create over the course of the year.”

Members are already working on their first project, an audio documentary that features interviews with individuals over the age of 60. “This project gives the students an opportunity to have a conversation with someone whose life experience can make for an interesting and insightful documentary,” Triche said.

This is the 10th year of the documentary program and it maintains an office on the second floor of the McEwen Communications Building. In addition to creating their own work, elondocs participants will serve as student fellows at the spring 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham.

Several students have taken on leadership roles this year, with Collin Kerr and Marie-Irene Granger serving as recruitment co-directors and Jordan Young taking on the role of social media manager.

To keep up with this year’s students and their projects, follow elondoc’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.