2016 Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Programs Announced

    2016 Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Programs Announced

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its annual Thematic Program, which will look at campaigns, candidates, and the electoral process in a series titled “Perfect and Otherwise: Documenting American Politics” curated by filmmaker R.J. Cutler., and the Full Frame Tribute Award, which will honor director and documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, presenting a retrospective of […]

    Enjoy Online: Winter 2016 Issue of “Document”

    Enjoy Online: Winter 2016 Issue of “Document”

    The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The current issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Winter 2016 issue include an interview with Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, award-winning and Oscar-nominated creators of the animated short documentary Last Day of Freedom, an excerpt from 2015 […]

    CDS Instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson Receive Teaching Accolades

    CDS Instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson Receive Teaching Accolades

    Congratulations to CDS undergraduate instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson, who were recently recognized for their teaching excellence at Duke University. During the 2015 fall semester, both instructor’s course evaluations were among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. Rue was recognized for her course Multimedia Documentary, while Tyson received the distinction for his course Documenting […]

    Mark Your Calendars: 2016 Full Frame Passes Go on Sale February 11

    Mark Your Calendars: 2016 Full Frame Passes Go on Sale February 11

    Mark your calendars! Four types of passes for the 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (held this year April 7–10, in Durham, North Carolina) will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, through the Duke University Box Office. To purchase, go to the online Full Frame store on the Box Office website; you may also buy passes in person […]

    March 21 Deadline for 2016-17 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program

    March 21 Deadline for 2016-17 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program at the Center for Documentary Studies.* Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of photographer Lewis Hine, the program connects the talents of young documentary artists with the resources and needs of community-based organizations in the United States. Fellows focus primarily on issues of socially and economically marginalized […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    February 16: Full Frame’s Winter Series Concludes with Free Screening of “Cartel Land”
    February 16: Full Frame’s Winter Series Concludes with Free Screening of “Cartel Land”

    On February 16, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival‘s annual Winter Series of free screen…

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    Programs+Projects

    2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography Deadline Now February 23
    2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography Deadline Now February 23

    The CDS Documentary Essay Prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies to honor the best …

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    Student Work

    MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches “Influences” Blog
    MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches “Influences” Blog

    In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Document…

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    March 19: Women’s History Lecture with Michelle Lanier at Historic Stagville
    March 19: Women’s History Lecture with Michelle Lanier at Historic Stagville

    CDS recommends a Women’s History Lecture featuring Michelle Lanier, CDS instructor and directo…

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