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Mimesis Documentary Festival 2021

Mimesis (n.) /məˈmēsis/
Resemblance, receptivity, representation, and the act of expression.

The second annual Mimesis Documentary Festival, presented August 4-10, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado, is an immersive theatrical and virtual experience featuring in-person and at-home screenings, workshops, and conversations with documentary artists, scholars, and producers from across the world.

Now open for submissions!



Still from Peter Hutton's 1979 film Boston Fire.

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Archival photograph of a Flaherty Seminar session.

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The Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media is generously supported by the College of Media, Communication and Information, the Departments of Anthropology and Critical Media Practices, the Research and Innovation Office, and by individual contributions.

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