Documentary filmmaking in :60

She's shot a short film for Al Gore, filmed a feature on rapid land-use change in China, and this [...]spring premiered the first of two documentaries on Cuba's world-class ballet program, but Associate Professor of Film Mary Jane Doherty says she owes much of her growth to a soil much closer to home.

"When we get going, my students and I generate something between us that's bigger than any one of us could have generated alone," says the two-time finalist for the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. "We have a laboratory environment where discoveries are made right there in the classroom. It's all about building a foundation where the students evolve and I do, too. It's just thrilling."

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