Teaching

Suree began her professional film career as an artist-in-residence teaching hospitalized children in Chicago, IL.  In 2003, she began teaching Documentary in degree-seeking programs at the university level and has since written and taught dozens of courses in traditional, online and intensive courses in the United States and Cuba.  Aside from her university work, Suree  develops training curriculum, consults on media-based campaigns, teaches master-classes, workshops and intensives with indigenous communities, youth and organizations working in environmental, social justice and human rights arenas.

She is currently teaching at The Evergreen State College in the Mediaworks program. 

PHILOSOPHY

The best courses are run like a successful film project: with respectful collaboration; a clear and central throughline; creative vision and entertainment; and ultimate focus on the end goal.  

 

Every student has value in the classroom and one joy in documentary education lies in its ability to engage all types of learners. From 4 to 85, Suree teaches all ages in between.

Suree is eternally grateful to those educators and filmmakers who helped shape her foundation in documentary, including: Michael Rabiger, Herb DiGioa, Russell Porter, Mehrnaz Saed-Vafa, Wenhwa Tsao, Paula Froehle and Haskell Wexler. 

Please contact her for information on master classes, training workshops, and university courses.