Nine graduating students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects at 6 p.m. on December 9 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The event is free and open to the public.
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offers continuing education courses designed to help students of all ages and backgrounds gain the skills to explore documentary on their own terms. 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.
Final Documentary Project Presentations
Friday, December 9, 6 p.m.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive, Durham, North Carolina
Angela Alford, William Bailey, Bill Erwin, Lauren Feiring, Marc Maximov, Jordan Montgomery, Jennifer Nolan, Nina Paukovic, and Sarah Stacke will present their projects and receive their certificates. A reception will follow, at the Center for Documentary Studies.
From a septuagenarian women’s basketball team to a retired architect who gives away origami birds (by the thousands), from the downtown Durham landscape to a fish camp on the Potomac, from living with schizophrenia to losing one’s roots as an expat, from Latin flea markets to a WWII love story to a San Bernardino resident who is transitioning from male to female—these projects “represent a true cross section of the documentary art form . . . and challenge us to examine our own preconceptions and to consider what binds us [together] . . . and what keeps us apart,” says Randolph Benson, instructor of the Final Project Seminar in Documentary Studies offered this fall.