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Tiger Awards, Cinemart, and Pixel Art: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #5

DISPATCH #5: The short film program concludes with the Tiger Award presentations. Of the 200 invited films, 20 are pre-selected to compete for the 3 awards. Before the ceremony, our moderator shares a sobering reality—this year the IFFR Shorts Program received 4,000 submissions, and it has been this way for a decade. Since 2005 therefore, […]


Avantgardistic Recreation: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #4

DISPATCH #4: The following night, after a nice, long death-sleep, I strolled down Witte de Withstraat, one of the main drags in Downtown Rotterdam, to WORM, a bar/performance venue on Boomgaardsstraat. I passed by a dramatically lit, Rotterdam Readymade near the Leuvehaven, one of the oldest harbors in the city, and a block later I […]


Film Premieres in Dreamlike States: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #3

Film Premieres in Dreamlike States: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #3

DISPATCH #3 Erasmusbrug, or Erasmus Bridge is a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge that stretches 800 elegant meters across the Nieuwe Maas to connect the north and south sections of Rotterdam. Specific to my visit, it connected the Tulip Inn to the Lanteren Venster where Zero Irony premiered. Nicknamed “The Swan,” the Erasmusbrug became the well-traveled […]


We Are The Future: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #2

We Are The Future: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #2

Walking the streets of Amsterdam, I was struck by a certain sameness to the layout. Row houses on gridded blocks with waterways dividing the streets, and on the waterways, houseboats. Once cargo ships, they were converted to residencies during a decades-old, housing shortage. Nowadays they’re rooms for rent. Everything is old and lovely. And everything […]


Two Job Opportunities Available at the Center for Documentary Studies

Two Job Opportunities Available at the Center for Documentary Studies

Two job opportunities are available at CDS: Communications Coordinator and Operations Coordinator. Postmark deadline to apply is July 15, 2011. Communications Coordinator Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Position Summary: The Communications Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing multifaceted communications strategies to raise the profile of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) and to […]


New CDS Internship Program

Center for Documentary Studies Announces New Internship Program The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University is accepting applications for nine-month internship positions that will begin in September 2010 and end in May 2011. The interns will gain broad experience in the documentary field, with particular focus on exhibiting, publishing (print and web), and […]


The Way We Get By

The Way We Get By

The Way We Get By A Film By Aron Gaudet And Gita Pullapilly Friday, October 30, 2009, 7 p.m. (reception at 6 p.m.) Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Part of Southern Circuit – Tour of Independent Filmmakers A deeply moving film about life and how to live it, The Way We Get By […]


Mike Seeger Remembered

Mike Seeger Remembered

When Mike Seeger died late Friday night last week we lost a remarkable musician, an indefatigable documentarian, and a fine soul. What Mike Seeger gave us is hard to measure—from his own recordings, beginning with his albums with the New Lost City Ramblers, to his documentary field recordings, which number beyond an easy count. This past March, on […]


Cedric N. Chatterley

Cedric N. Chatterley

Cedric N. Chatterley Artist Cedric N. Chatterley, viewed through the lens of one of his handmade large format cameras, in a cell phone photograph made by Tom Rankin.