“Anytown USA”: Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects on Robbins, North Carolina on May 22 and May 26

    “Anytown USA”: Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects on Robbins, North Carolina on May 22 and May 26

    Anytown, USA, created and taught by Randolph Benson, is a documentary video production and editing class at the Center for Documentary Studies, in which continuing education students produce and edit videos related to a small town in North Carolina. This year’s class focused on the town of Robbins, and each of the students created a short […]

    CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

    CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

    Congratulations to two undergraduate instructors at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Alex Harris and Christopher Sims, who recently received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the 2014–2015 academic year. Alex Harris received the Robert B. Cox Award in the Social Sciences for “a commitment to teaching over time and a willingness to invest substantial effort in meeting the school’s instructional […]

    Christopher Sims Awarded Arte Laguna Prize

    Christopher Sims Awarded Arte Laguna Prize

    Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in the Documentary Arts, will receive the Arte Laguna Prize in Photographic Art, one of Italy’s most prestigious photography awards. The prize includes an exhibition in Venice as well as a cash award of €7,000. Over three thousand people gathered recently in the […]

    Full Frame Third Friday: “From This Day Forward” Screens FREE on May 15

    Full Frame Third Friday: “From This Day Forward” Screens FREE on May 15

    Put it on your calendar: From This Day Forward, which had its World Premiere at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, returns to Durham for a free Third Friday screening as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) Full Frame Theater, Power Plant building American Tobacco Campus […]

    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. […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    May 21: Event with Jim Grimsley, Author of "How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood"
    May 21: Event with Jim Grimsley, Author of “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood”

    The boy in this narrative is becoming a man in a time of enormous change, and his point of view is l…

    More in Events+Exhibitions

    Programs+Projects

    CDS Paid Internships for 2015–2016: Exhibitions and Digital Arts and Publishing
    CDS Paid Internships for 2015–2016: Exhibitions and Digital Arts and Publishing

    The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University is accepting applications for two paid n…

    More in Programs+Projects

    Student Work

    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…

    More in Student Work

    CDS Recommends

    CDS Recommends: "States of Grace" Screening on May 22
    CDS Recommends: “States of Grace” Screening on May 22

    Join the Buddhist community at Duke University and the San Francisco Zen Center for a special one-ni…

    More in CDS Recommends