Register Now for “Women With a Movie Camera,” a New CDS Continuing Ed Class

Independent filmmaker Danielle Beverly, a CDS instructor. Photograph by Angela Drury.

Independent filmmaker Danielle Beverly, a CDS instructor. Photograph by Angela Drury.

Of all the film genres, documentary is the one in which women have achieved the greatest success as directors, editors, producers, writers, and gatekeepers. Is there such thing as a “female gaze”? Does gender matter? Join instructor Danielle Beverly in a new survey class from the Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program, Women With a Movie Camera, in which students will view and discuss female-directed observational, experimental, first-person, hybrid, and traditional films from around the world, from Academy Award winners to a girl with a toy camera. The next-to-last class will take place at Alice Fest, the local women’s film festival, to mingle with filmmakers and enjoy their work.

Women With a Movie Camera
Mondays, January 26–March 9, 7–9 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina
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Danielle Beverly began her career at Chicago’s PBS affiliate and has directed for PBS and cable stations since 1999. She worked as a field producer for the 9/11 documentary Rebirth over the ten years of its production; the film premiered at Sundance, won a Peabody Award, and is on permanent exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. As an independent filmmaker, Beverly typically works as a one-person crew. Her latest documentary, Old South, will debut in spring 2015 and will be distributed by Women Make Movies.

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