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Senior Doc Project Networking Event

  • Free Spirit Media 906 South Homan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60624 United States (map)

Free Spirit Media Presents:

Student Documentary Networking Event

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Nichols Tower

906 S Homan Ave. 11th Floor


Our Senior Documentary Networking Event is a unique opportunity for young people in one of our most advanced crews at Free Spirit Media to network with professionals relevant to their documentary topics.  The fourteen participants in our Senior (Twelfth Grade) Documentary Production in-school program at North Lawndale College Prep are in the early phases of research on topics of their choice and outreach for a 10-minute documentary film they will each work on throughout the school year.

How You Can Help:

We're looking for adult professionals who can attend our lunchtime event and

  • dialogue with our seniors, providing them with a practical introduction to networking
  • provide an opportunity for students speak more about their documentary topics and give perspectives on the issues they have chosen for their films
  • connect student filmmakers with potential interview subjects or someone who might point them to resources 

Expertise Needed:

Here is the list of topics and driving questions each senior has developed for their documentary. 

The types of professionals we hope might be represented at this networking event would be those involved in: higher and K-12 education, social services, psychology, law and law enforcement, criminal justice, sociology or cultural studies, activism or community organizing, media and journalism, or university-affiliated faculty and staff, among others. 

Ready to Sign Up?

If you'd like to participate, please email Program Manager, Laura Gomez-Mesquita ( If you feel that there's a student's topic with which you have a particular expertise or interest overlap, please let us know!

Thanks for your consideration, and supporting our young people to build connections and 21st century skills as they embark on this challenging and worthwhile documentary filmmaking journey! 

Earlier Event: December 3
Chosen Foe Life Premiere Screening