About COM

Mary Jane Doherty

doherty_maryjaneAssociate Professor, Film

Professor Doherty, a two-time finalist for the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, teaches a variety of film production courses including her specialized course on the narrative documentary. She’s also an award-winning freelance editor, director and cinematographer. Past productions include a short film for former vice-president Al Gore, a feature-length documentary on organized religion and a short experimental documentary on rapid land use change in China. Professor Doherty’s 2013 feature, SECUNDARIA, about teenagers in the Cuban ballet system, now travels the international film festival circuit. Her second film on Cuban ballet, PRIMARIA, following elementary Cuban ballet students, will be released in 2014.


BA, Bowdoin College
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Email: maryjane@bu.edu
Office: 704 Commonwealth Ave, 406A

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