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Summer School

Archive-based Filmmaking Workshop

July 1-8, 2019

In July 2019, the summer school Archive-based Filmmaking Workshop will be held for the first time: A collaboration between the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Studies, the Department of English and American Studies and the film producer and film historian James Forsher, the summer school invites students, which are interested in documentary-style filmmaking, research, and film production.    

Die Summer School Archive-based Filmmaking Workshop hat im Juli 2019 ihre Premiere: In einer Zusammenarbeit des Instituts für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, der Anglistik und Amerikanistik und des Filmproduzenten und -historikers James Forsher lädt die Summer School Studierende ein, sich mit dem Dokumentarischen, Recherche und Filmproduktion zu beschäftigen.

Find out more here.

Media Transformation Manipulation Censorship

The MTMC serves as an environment in which researchers and students can develop and conduct grant funded research on topics dealing with mass communication and its effects on censorship, translation and manipulation in Europe and in America.


We want to thank The James Forsher Film Archives for donating to MTMC a large collection of digitized film assets. The collection of well over 200 files includes banned films, representation of intolerance in films, films that have been judged to have racist character as well as a large collection of footage representing the golden age of Hollywood. This is material that our students and faculty can review and use for their research projects.

James Forsher

20 plus years of experience as a producer and director of over 100 television programs, shown on Discovery Channel, A & E, Cinemax, Movie Channel and PBS.

PhD Dissertation published by Praeger as Community of Cinema: How Movie Theatres reshaped Downtown America (2003)

Over ten years of full time teaching, retiring as an Associate Professor from CSU East Bay.

Retired from full-time academia in 2007, and now focusing on media production and teaching part time.