HumanDocs is a series of social-justice documentaries at Lipscomb University. The series emerged from the desire of the university's College of Arts and Sciences
to develop students personally, encourage lifelong learning, and inspire service in a changing world. Within Lipscomb, the College nurtures creativity and educates all students to become valued for their character and critical thinking.
HumanDocs screens high-quality documentary films, encouraging discriminating appreciation of their artistry and thoughtful consideration of their issues. Informed by the conviction that faith means working for a more just, inclusive, and peaceful world, the series has these goals:
- To encourage dialogue among students, faculty, and community members about pressing issues of social and economic justice and the environment;
- To provide a forum for voices infrequently heard elsewhere or sometimes stifled by the dominant interests of society;
- To build relationships between Lipscomb University and the diverse communities of Middle Tennessee;
- To enhance the study of film and new media at Lipscomb.
HumanDocs proudly partners with ITVS Community Cinema
, an education and engagement initiative featuring films from the PBS series Independent Lens, Nashville Film Festival
, and others to make its thoughtfully selected documentaries available to university and Middle Tennessee viewers.
(Photo: Documentary greats Robert Flaherty and Joris Ivens with artist Hans Richter)