Montserrat’s Salem Film Festival Workshop Part 1

Discovering Documentary: Tools for Educators, Filmmakers, and Astute Viewers

Sat. March 1 + Sat. March 8


This course spends one day in the classroom with an introduction to the documentary genre, from origins to the latest trends, and a practical overview of how to use documentary film in educational or community settings. Day two is spent at the Salem Film Fest, an all-documentary film festival in downtown Salem, MA, where participants will see and discuss in-depth at least two films.

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Instructor Bio
Erin Trahan’s background in film includes producing, programming, and multi-platform film journalism. As a journalist, she has contributed to WBUR, The Boston Globe, New Hampshire Public Radio, and elsewhere. She currently edits and publishes The Independent, an online magazine about film, and its related books on filmmaking. She has moderated several seasons of the all-documentary series, The DocYard, as well as panels and discussions for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Boston Public Library, as well as Salem Film Fest, New Hampshire Film Festival, and The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, where she has also served on juries. She helped produce the documentary, Love and Other Anxieties, and is working on a new project still under wraps. A past president of Women in Film & Video/New England, she now serves on the board of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. She recently finished her fourth Frommer’s Guide to Montreal and Quebec City.