Areas of Study


The Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center educates students in the documentary arts and shines a light on significant historical issues and endangered cultural knowledge specific to deaf peoples.

The center’s work is rooted in four key areas:

  • Discovery of deaf-specific topics through fieldwork and historic research
  • Documentation via film, photography, and narrative writing
  • Dissemination through film screenings, lectures, and discussions in public and classroom settings, exhibitions, articles, multimedia website presentations, and online bilingual (American Sign Language/English)publications
  • Education in the documentary process for and with students
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    Schuchman Documentary Center Projects
    The Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center researches, documents, and shares the lived experiences of deaf people via film, photography, and written narrative. Projects are always collaborative ventures with students, faculty, staff, alumni, colleagues, and community members. We’re always open to...


    Meet the Team

    Brian Greenwald


    Zilvinas Paludnevicius

    Senior Producer

    Jannelle Legg

    Assistant Professor

    Brianna DiGiovanni

    Project Coordinator

    Contact Us

    Schuchman Documentary Center

    Brian H. Greenwald, PhD

    SLCC 1301

    (202) 250-2905

    (202) 651-5635

    9:00 am-4:00 pm
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