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Exhibits, Essays, Interviews: Work by CDS Faculty & Staff

Air Power Over Hampton Roads Air Show, Hampton Roads, Virginia #3. From "Hearts and Minds." Photograph by Christopher Sims.

Air Power Over Hampton Roads Air Show, Hampton Roads, Virginia #3. From “Hearts and Minds.” Photograph by Christopher Sims.

Notable recent news by Center for Documentary Studies faculty and staff includes:

Dress Rehearsal, a solo exhibit of photographs by undergrad instructor Christopher Sims, opened at the Sumter County Gallery of Art in South Carolina. The show, which will be up through January 3, features images from Theater of War: The Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan, Sims’s series on the elaborately mocked-up villages in the U.S. where troops train prior to overseas deployment, as well as Hearts and Minds, his series on the Virtual Army Experience, a traveling road show/recruiting event of the U.S. Army. (Work from Theater of War is also included in a group show that has been traveling in the UK, Bringing the War Home.)

Writer-in-residence Duncan Murrell has a feature story about a North Carolina family’s struggles to avoid deportation in the December issue of Harper’s Magazine. Subscribers and university affiliates can read “Jump Juan Crow”free online; non-subscribers/affiliates can purchase a copy of the magazine on newsstands or read for a fee on Harper’s new iOS app. Read Murrell’s essay-length companion post, “How Maradona Explains the Word,” on the Harper’s blog.

Digital arts and publishing intern Tory Jeffay scored an interview with David Dufresne, creator of the groundbreaking new documentary game Fort McMoney. The game, co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada, is a combination documentary and video game set in the real-life oil-boom town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Fort McMoney’s online launch was November 25, when it also premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

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