Ten continuing education students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects and receive their certificates starting at 6 p.m. on May 18 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at the Center for Documentary Studies.
The goal of the certificate program is the completion of a set of courses culminating in the Final Project Seminar, in which students finish and present a substantial documentary project; this spring’s seminar was taught by a longtime CDS instructor, filmmaker and folklorist Nancy Kalow.
Final Documentary Project Presentations
Friday, May 18, 6 p.m.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive, Durham, North Carolina
For directions to the Nasher, click here.
Reception Following Presentations
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St.
Durham, North Carolina
Though not required, you may RSVP or post a note of congratulations on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/231049470328428
Spring 2012 Certificate in Documentary Arts graduates and their projects:
Meral Agish |
A Fairly Healthy Relationship [Audio]
A young woman asks for marriage advice from her parents and ends up with a sprawling portrait of a decades-long relationship.
Diane Bock | It Keeps Me In Line: Brenda’s Story [Audio]
A audio documentary about one woman’s journey from addiction and homelessness back to society.
Phil Fonville | My Occupy Three Days on Freedom Plaza [Multimedia]
An early participant shares his impressions from Occupy Washington, D.C.
Jenny Graves | Immigrant’s Great Granddaughter: Family Stories remembered, retold, and relived [Multimedia]
A piece of experimental multimedia collage art that attempts to document the author’s efforts to posthumously know and relate to the Polish quarter of her ancestry in her contemporary search for the American Dream.
Hermes Illana | Day By Day [Multimedia]
The documentary is a glimpse into the lives of two homeless men who live in the woods in Durham. They come out every day to panhandle and make enough money for their daily survival.
Leanora Minai | The Mothers [Video]
A group of mothers in Durham, North Carolina, support each other through grief and healing after losing a child to murder.
Ben Pagac | Counting Shadows on the Moon [Audio]
An homage to a gentle, dedicated ornithologist and unsung contributor to the start of the environmental movement.
Krissa Palmer | Traci’s Dress [Audio]
It is said that time heals all wounds, but wearing a special dress made by loving hands can help too.
Hannah R. Swenson | The New Conductors [Video]
Deep in the woods and past forgotten historical landmarks, two men seek to share their ancestors’ stories of the Underground Railroad.