Archive for November, 2010

“The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” at Kenan Theatre December 2-6

“The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” at Kenan Theatre December 2-6

THE PARCHMAN HOUR The Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders December 2-6, 2010 / Kenan Theatre, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A Mike Wiley Production Presented by the UNC Department of Dramatic Arts and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University In 1961, a group of mostly young people came […]


Applications for the 2011-2012 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program Now Available

Applications for the 2011-2012 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program Now Available

Applications for the 2011 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program are now being accepted. Download the 2011 application form here Application due date: January 17, 2011 Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of Lewis Hine, the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program connects the talents of young documentarians with the resources and needs of organizations serving […]


“Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project: Our Pictures and Stories” Exhibition at CDS

"Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project: Our Pictures and Stories" Exhibition at CDS

The public art of the Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project features eleven 6’ fabric banners incorporating photographs, quotes from interviews with local people, and text to depict some of the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Durham. The banners from the project will be on view on the CDS porches through the holidays. Durham […]


PhotoNOLA’s Focus on Publishing Symposium on Photography Books

PhotoNOLA's Focus on Publishing Symposium on Photography Books

Part of PhotoNOLA, an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, the Focus on Publishing symposium will include diverse voices, from artists to publishers, covering topics related to the art and business of photography book publishing. Friday, December 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. International House Hotel Conference Facility, 220 Camp Street, New Orleans Presented […]


The Jazz Loft Project Receives an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award

The Jazz Loft Project Receives an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award

The Jazz Loft Project, a multifaceted photography, audio, and oral history initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies, has been named recipient of an esteemed ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) recently announced the winners of the 42nd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print, broadcast, and […]


Full Frame Benefit Screening of Martin Scorsese’s “A Letter to Elia”

Full Frame Benefit Screening of Martin Scorsese’s “A Letter to Elia”

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will hold a benefit screening of Martin Scorsese’s A Letter to Elia. Saturday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University A Letter to Elia (2010) is Martin Scorsese’s intensely personal and deeply moving tribute to the films of director Elia Kazan. Kazan’s body of work, […]


Southern Premiere Screening of Documentary Film “Back and Forth”

Southern Premiere Screening of Documentary Film "Back and Forth"

The Duke Screen/Society will present a screening of the documentary film Back and Forth, its second screening in the U.S. after its New York premiere. Filmmaker and producer Uri Rosenwaks will introduce the film and a Q&A will take place afterwards. Southern Premiere Screening of Back and Forth Wednesday, November 17, 7 p.m. Social Sciences […]


New Documentary Studies Course Offered in the Spring: Video for Social Change

New Documentary Studies Course Offered in the Spring: Video for Social Change

A new Documentary Studies course for both Duke and UNC undergraduates will be offered for the Spring 2011 semester. Documentary Studies: Video for Social Change Taught by Bruce Orenstein, founder of the Chicago Video Project and award-winning producer of three PBS documentaries and numerous campaign videos for social change organizations This course taught at Duke […]


Photos from the Brown Bag with Visiting Filmmaker Munkzhul Chuluunbat

Photos from the Brown Bag with Visiting Filmmaker Munkzhul Chuluunbat

Brown Bag with Munkzhul Chuluunbat, Visiting Filmmaker from Mongolia and Artist in Residence at the Center for Documentary Studies Munkhzul Chuluunbat is the executive director of Globe Art Center, which offers an international documentary film festival, a children’s art festival, and a series of workshops, meetings, and training opportunities. She is also the founder of […]


Duke Human Rights Film Series Screening of “Rain in a Dry Land”

Duke Human Rights Film Series Screening of “Rain in a Dry Land”

The Duke Screen/Society presents a screening of the documentary film Rain in a Dry Land as part of the Rights! Camera! Action! Human Rights Film Series. The series features documentaries about human rights themes that were award winners at the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Rain in a Dry Land was the winner of the Working […]


“Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

“Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

This talk is the second in a series of six presentations by documentarians who have produced work that effectively renders a medical experience from the patient’s or their family’s point of view. The series is part of the Duke Innovation Program, a collaboration between the Duke Graduate Medical Education Program and the Center for Documentary […]


Spring 2011 Undergraduate Courses Announced

Spring 2011 Undergraduate Courses Announced

The undergraduate program in Documentary Studies allows undergraduate students to connect their educational experiences to broader community life through documentary fieldwork projects. Program courses challenge students to combine intellectual ideas with grassroots engagement as they use tools of documentary inquiry to learn and render in various mediums. Documentary Studies students combine their coursework with a […]


North Carolina Latin American Film Screening November 16: Harvest of Dignity

North Carolina Latin American Film Screening November 16: Harvest of Dignity

On the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed 1960 documentary Harvest of Shame by Edward R. Murrow, the Farmworker Advocacy Network (FAN) and Minnow Media present Harvest of Dignity, a documentary exploring the conditions that migrant and seasonal farmworkers face in the United States today. Harvest of Shame and Harvest of Dignity at the North Carolina […]


Photos from the Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

Photos from the Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

A Jazz Loft Project brown bag with Daniel Kramer: “Bob Dylan and W. Eugene Smith” Moderated by Sam Stephenson, Jazz Loft Project Director Daniel Kramer, a New York-based photographer and film director, has long been recognized for his portraits and pictures stories in national and international magazines and books. The brown bag presentation focused on […]


Southern Circuit Film Screening: Artois the Goat

Southern Circuit Film Screening: Artois the Goat

Lab technician Virgil Gurdies embarks on an epic quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known, and reclaim the heart of his beloved Angie. Virgil heads for the hills (literally) with a felonious German baker, a grave-digging hermit, and a tiny white goat named Artois. Friday, November 12, 7 p.m. (reception, […]


The Full Frame Fix at the Nasher Museum of Art November 6-7

The Full Frame Fix at the Nasher Museum of Art November 6-7

A weekend matinee marathon halfway to the next annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The Full Frame Fix features favorites from the 2010 festival and newer titles which have yet to reach North Carolina. Screenings will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Free and […]


Brown Bag with Munkhzul Chuluunbat, Visiting Filmmaker from Mongolia

Brown Bag with Munkhzul Chuluunbat, Visiting Filmmaker from Mongolia

Munkhzul Chuluunbat is the executive director of Globe Art Center, which offers an international documentary film festival, a children’s art festival, and a series of workshops, meetings, and training opportunities. She is also the founder of Gal Pictures, an independent film production company that creates documentaries, feature films, and TV shorts. Among other interests, she […]