Archive for November, 2008

Undergraduate Documentaries: Stories of Homelessness and Finding Home Again, December 5 at the Durham County Library

Eleven Duke undergraduates from the Center for Documentary Studies and the Hart Leadership Program at Duke University will present their short documentaries on homelessness or formerly homeless individuals living in the Triangle at an event hosted by Housing for New Hope, an organization that has been working for almost twenty years to prevent and end […]


To Russia with Duke on the “Volga Dream”

CDS director Tom Rankin traveled to Russia in September as part of the Duke Alumni Association’s Learn and Travel program. While on board the M.S. Volga Dream from St. Petersburg to Moscow, he gave lectures, met with alums, toured historic sites, and took photographs. Rankin says, “To travel from St. Petersburg to Moscow on the […]


“Documenting Home,” an Essay by John Biewen

One afternoon in late 2006 I sat in the mayor’s office in Corbin, Kentucky, a small town in the Appalachian foothills. I’d come for a scheduled interview, but when I arrived the mayor told me not to turn on my recorder. There would be no taped interview that day. Instead, the mayor and a handful […]