Archive for August, 2010

Duke and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Formally Join Forces

Duke and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Formally Join Forces DURHAM, N.C. — For the average movie-goer, the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will continue to be a four-day event where the latest and best nonfiction cinema from around the world will be shown each spring. In 2011, that means nearly 100 films, chosen […]


Summer 2010 Issue of Document

Summer 2010 Issue of Document

[issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true proshowmenu=false proshowsidebar=true documentid=101203183123-0c19f03863294facb788589c5a8708f7 docname=document_summer_2010 username=CDS.Duke loadinginfotext=Document%20Summer%202010 width=600 height=464 unit=px] The Summer 2010 issue of Document has now been launched! Document is a quarterly publication that features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. Each issue of Document includes a range of stories; for example, engaging interviews […]


Review of “Shared Origins” in the Herald-Sun

Review of “Shared Origins” in the Herald-Sun

Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family’s Journey Back to Ethiopia is on view at CDS through September 3, 2010. Read the recent review of the exhibit by Blue Greenberg in Herald-Sun.


Fall Course with Lehman Brady Professor Mike Wiley

Fall Course with Lehman Brady Professor Mike Wiley

Playwright and actor Mike Wiley, who has more than twelve years of credits in theater for young audiences and in film, television, and regional theater, is the Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke and UNC–Chapel Hill in spring and fall 2010. The Center for Documentary Studies coordinates the Lehman […]


Videos from the 2010 Video Institute

Videos from the 2010 Video Institute

In this eight-day intensive institute, students are fully immersed in the process of documentary filmmaking. They collaborate with a partner to direct, shoot, edit and screen a documentary short. This year’s institute was produced in collaboration with The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and each project focused on an environmental theme. Click […]


Photographs from the 2010 Summer Audio Institute

Photographs from the 2010 Summer Audio Institute

In this weeklong, morning-till-night immersion in audio documentary work, students learn hands-on skills in recording and digital audio mixing, discuss issues such as the ethics of documentary work, explore varied uses for audio documentaries, and hear accomplished producers play and talk about their work in evening presentations. Final projects can be found on the CDS […]


2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2014, Nadia Sablin’s “Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila

2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2014, Nadia Sablin's "Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize […]


Full Frame Festival 2010 Movies on the Lawn Film Series

Full Frame Festival 2010 Movies on the Lawn Film Series

This summer the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is screening four films with an entertaining take on sustainability and the environment. Selections include highlights from the 2010 festival, along with other new and older works. Free and open to the public, the films begin at dusk on the main lawn of the American Tobacco Campus. […]


CDS Summer Course Intro to Photography

CDS Summer Course Intro to Photography

This summer CDS offered two sections of  the undergraduate course “Intro to Photography,” taught by Ava Johnson. The courses serves as a foundation class in the black-and-white photographic process and for using photography as a visual language. Assignments include portraits, alternative techniques, landscapes, and a final portfolio that embodies a single visual idea. More information […]


Photos from the Reality Radio Performance & Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters

Photos from the Reality Radio Performance & Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters

Photos from the Reality Radio Performance and Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters, which was held July 26, 2010, in conjunction with the CDS summer Audio Institute, “Hearing is Believing”. More about the CDS publication Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound


Tom Rankin Exhibition, “Place Meets Time,” at the Ogden Museum

Tom Rankin Exhibition, “Place Meets Time,” at the Ogden Museum

Place Meets Time Photographs by Tom Rankin On exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of New Orleans August 7–September 19, 2010 Opening reception: August 7, 2010, 6–9 p.m. CDS director Tom Rankin began photographing African American sacred rituals and expression in the Mississippi Delta in the late 1980s. Interested in […]