CDS Recommends: Free Screening of "Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory" on April 22

    CDS Recommends: Free Screening of “Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory” on April 22

    Join us at the Center for Documentary Studies for a screening of Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers—director/producer Orlando de Guzman and co-producer Katina Parker—and moderated by Mark Anthony Neal, professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Screening of Ferguson: A […]

    Fresh Docs Screening of "Earthcaster," April 24 at Full Frame Theater

    Fresh Docs Screening of “Earthcaster,” April 24 at Full Frame Theater

    The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of directors Georgann Eubanks and Donna Campbell’s Earthcaster as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker during which the audience provides valuable feedback. Earthcaster Friday, April 24, 7 p.m. […]

    Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

    Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

    Enjoy these videos describing three new Fall 2015 undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies. Taught by Archive of Documentary Art Curator Lisa McCarty, professor of cultural anthropology and documentarian Charles Thompson, and CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses and watch preview videos below. […]

    2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

    2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

    The Certificate in Documentary Studies program attracts Duke undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences. Under the guidance of Alex Harris, nine seniors in the 2015 spring semester Documentary Capstone Seminar completed a final project as the culmination of their documentary studies classes. On April 26, the students will […]

    MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches "Influences" Blog

    MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches “Influences” Blog

    In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is taught as an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end […]

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    Call For Submissions: "Audio Under The Stars" Summer Listening Parties
    Call For Submissions: “Audio Under The Stars” Summer Listening Parties

    Audio Under the Stars—a series of free audio listening parties in Durham, North Carolina—invites…

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    May 7: Submissions Deadline for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize
    May 7: Submissions Deadline for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

    This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the prestigious Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize…

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    Register Now for CDS Summer Course: One-Week Documentary Video Institute
    Register Now for CDS Summer Course: One-Week Documentary Video Institute

    This summer the Center for Documentary Studies will offer its twelfth annual Documentary Video Ins…

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    Before the beatings on the bridge in Selma, before the Voting Rights Act of 1965, young people in th…

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