Professional Education at the Movies

About UDOCS

Edutainment to change the world

UDocs provides accredited continuing professional education (CPE/CPD) courses featuring engaging documentaries as case studies followed by comprehensive post-screening panel discussions with leading experts, scholars and practitioners. All UDocs edutainment programs are developed in collaboration with scholars and students from leading universities in Canada and the United States (UDocs stands for University Documentaries).

Linking the creative community with Professional Education 

All UDocs programs are developed in partnership with key academic, professional and creative stakeholders who are committed to using documentaries as a vibrant medium and educational tool for capturing and enriching the critical discourse of our times. All programs are approved or recognized as valid continuing professional education activities by various professional organizations in Canada and in some jurisdictions in the United States. Accreditation information is unique to each program.

There is an unprecedented opportunity to use entertainment media to change the lives of billions of people, especially in urban areas. Entertainment education or edutainment can be a game-changer for development.
Entertainment Education

Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), Entertainment Program Impact, World Bank

WHO WE ARE

UDocs is an initiative of the VoirDire Fund for Innovation in Law and Media (FILM), a social enterprise based in Ontario, Canada. VoirDire FILM promotes the development and production of edutainment media content to advance the rule of law, professional ethics, social justice, and corporate social responsibility. All UDocs programs are developed in partnership with key academic, professional and creative stakeholders who are committed to using documentaries as a vibrant medium and educational tool for capturing and enriching the critical discourse of our times.

VoirDire has established a partnership with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Hot Docs), North America’s most respected documentary film festival. In 2018, they jointly launched the Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education program for the delivery of professional education in movie theatres across North America. This initiative premiered with the screening of the original film Collared before a sold-out audience of 600 professionals. Many UDocs CPD/CPE programs are developed in collaboration with Hot Docs key creative partner.