March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

A photo by Katy Clune featured in her "Southern Cultures" story, "Making Laos in Morganton, North Carolina"

Forming sticky rice into patties. From “Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, North Carolina” in the documentary arts issue of “Southern Cultures.” Photograph by author Katy A. Clune.

Notable recent news and upcoming events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate, MFA, and continuing education faculty includes:

+ Mike Wiley’s The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, originally produced by CDS and the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC–Chapel Hill, had its professional debut in 2011 at UNC’s Playmakers Repertory under then-director Joseph Haj, who is featuring the play in the Guthrie Theater’s 2016–17 season.

+ Bill Bamberger‘s One Rwanda: Portraits of Contemporary Life is on view at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center Gallery now through August 5, sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies. An opening reception will be held on March 23.

+ Michelle Lanier will give a Women’s History Lecture at Historic Stagville on March 19: “Her Eyes Have Seen the Glory: African-American Women and the Dreams for Freedom” will focus on African American women from North Carolina with a particular emphasis on freedom seeking and freedom dreaming.

+ Still warm from the presses—a new special documentary arts issue of the Center for the Study of the American South’s publication Southern Cultures, edited by former CDS director and current MFA|EDA director Tom Rankin. On April 1, CSAS will launch a new website featuring content from the issue and an online store for the purchase of physical copies.

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