Global Discovery Series: Film, Photography, and Virtual Reality
Co-sponsored by the Penn Club of Los Angeles, the Penn Global's Global Discovery Series invites Professor Decherney who will share work from the Institute’s first 6 months, which has included projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Philadelphia, and New York
Over the past decade, Professor of Cinema & Media Studies Peter Decherney has worked with students to create a series of documentary films, virtual reality experiences, and photography projects. These interdisciplinary teams have collaborated with partners in Myanmar, Kenya, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, and Philadelphia, and their projects have been featured at film festivals, exhibited in galleries, and been the recipients of prestigious awards.
In the spring of 2023, Professor Decherney and Penn Global brought these projects under the umbrella of the new Penn Global Documentary Institute. The institute serves as a hub for fostering documentary collaborations among faculty, students, and global partners, with a primary focus on generating impactful and professional-quality work.
Peter Decherney is Professor of Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Director of the Penn Global Documentary Institute, and Faculty Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation. He holds a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and an affiliation with the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at Penn Law School.