Archive for April, 2011

Deadline Extended to May 15 for the Second Annual Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Deadline Extended to May 15 for the Second Annual Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

In recognition of a mutual interest in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies started an international competition in spring 2010, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established, in two prize categories, the Project Prize and the Work-in-Process Prize. Guest […]


CDS Internships 2011–2012

CDS Internships 2011–2012

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is accepting applications for nine-month internship positions that will begin in September 2011 and end in May 2012. The interns will gain broad experience in the documentary field, with particular focus on exhibiting, digital arts and publishing, web design, and producing a range of materials related to […]


Watch an Opening Clip From “In My Mind”

Watch an Opening Clip From "In My Mind"

The opening clip from In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University documenting Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon’s 2009 original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance. Director: Gary Hawkins Producer: Emily LaDue Director of Photography: Steve Milligan Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In My Mind […]


Screenings of Final Projects Produced in CDS and Arts of the Moving Images Classes for the Spring 2011 Semester

Screenings of Final Projects Produced in CDS and Arts of the Moving Images Classes for the Spring 2011 Semester

The Spring 2011 AMI Duke Student Film Showcase — presenting the final projects produced in AMI film/video classes at Duke this semester! Free and open to the general public! Thursday April 28th and Friday April 29th, both nights 6 pm-midnight in the Griffith Film Theater (Bryan Center, West Campus): THURSDAY APRIL 28 SCREENING SCHEDULE: 6:00 pm: […]


“Eyes on Cuba,” A Conversation with Alex Harris and Ruth Behar at the J. Paul Getty Museum

"Eyes on Cuba," A Conversation with Alex Harris and Ruth Behar at the J. Paul Getty Museum

On Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m., Alex Harris will participate in “Eyes on Cuba,” a conversation at the Getty Museum with Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and author of An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba. They will discuss how their respective projects give voice to Cubans and express […]


Interview with John Biewen about “Travels with Mike” on the Big Read Blog

Interview with John Biewen about "Travels with Mike" on the Big Read Blog

John Biewen was recently interviewed on the Big Read Blog about John Steinbeck’s classic novel Travels with Charley in Search of America, and the Travels with Mike project. “Driving Cross Country with John Steinbeck.” By Rebecca Gross. “Big Read Blog: Updates on the Big Read Initiative.” March 28, 2011. Read more about the Travels with […]


Full Frame Award Winners: CDS Filmmaker Award Plus Special Jury Award

Full Frame Award Winners: CDS Filmmaker Award Plus Special Jury Award

The 2011 Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award, one of eleven awards presented at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (held April 14–17 in downtown Durham, North Carolina), went to How to Die in Oregon, directed by Peter D. Richardson. The profound and deeply intimate film takes a piercingly close look at the struggle of […]


“Office Hours” with Tom Rankin: An Insider’s Look at Full Frame

"Office Hours" with Tom Rankin: An Insider's Look at Full Frame

Recorded in a live webcast on April 15, 2011, Tom Rankin gives an overview of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, held April 14–17 in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Full Frame, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, is an annual international event with more than 100 screenings, panel discussions, conversations, and late-night entertainment. […]


Community Organizers in Their Own Words: Presentation of Three Oral History Projects

Community Organizers in Their Own Words: Presentation of Three Oral History Projects

Students in the Introduction to Oral History class taught at the Center for Documentary Studies have spent the semester hitting the pavement to learn about community organizing—by going out and talking to the activists themselves. Three small groups will present websites with their findings, including audio and video clips from their interviews as well as […]


2011 CDS Certificate in Documentary Studies Undergraduate Presentations and Exhibition

2011 CDS Certificate in Documentary Studies Undergraduate Presentations and Exhibition

Graduating seniors who are completing the Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University will present their final projects to the public in an open house celebration at the Center for Documentary Studies on May 1, 4–7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 4–7 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC Beyond the Front Porch Featuring the work […]


Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions, Photographs by Lourdes Delgado

Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions, Photographs by Lourdes Delgado

An exhibition reception and gallery talk with Lourdes Delgado will take place on April 28, 6–9 p.m., at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In Jazz in New York, Spanish photographer Lourdes Delgado documents in spectacular detail the lives and personalities of contemporary New York jazz musicians. Exploring jazz from a social, economic, and […]


2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 14–17)

2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 14–17)

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality. […]


Listen to Audio: Susan Shillinglaw Talks about “Travels with Mike”

Listen to Audio: Susan Shillinglaw Talks about "Travels with Mike"

Two audio pieces with Susan Shillinglaw are now available to listen on the Travels with Mike website. Susan Shillinglaw is professor of English and director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. She spoke with CDS’s John Biewen about John Steinbeck’s iconic nonfiction book, Travels with Charley in Search of America. Shillinglaw […]


Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft with Alex Harris, May 5–8, 2011

Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft with Alex Harris, May 5–8, 2011

This workshop is designed for photographers who have created a relatively large body of images and want to learn more about how to edit and present those photographs to publishers, galleries, curators, and the general public. Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft Workshop Intermediate/Advanced | Taught by Alex Harris Thursday, May 5, 4 p.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, […]


Photographs from the 2011 Listening Institute

Photographs from the 2011 Listening Institute

CDS hosted about 30 radio/audio makers March 17–20, 2011, for the second Listening Institute, a collaboration with the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Participants listened to and discussed audio work, much of it submitted by the participants themselves, and attended daily workshops covering essentials in radio production. The Listening Institute is led by CDS audio […]


Southern Circuit Film Screening: Scrappers

Southern Circuit Film Screening: Scrappers

Set in Chicago’s labyrinth of alleys, Scrappers is a vérité portrait of Oscar and Otis, two metal scavengers who search for a living with brains, brawn, and battered pickup trucks.  The 2008 financial collapse and crackdowns on undocumented immigrants jeapardize their means of providing for their families. Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. (reception 6 p.m.) […]


News About the Upcoming Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 14–17)

News About the Upcoming Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 14–17)

The 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 14–17, in Durham, NC, with Duke University as the presenting sponsor. The 2011 film schedule is now available online. Please visit the FILMS+EVENTS page of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival website for film descriptions, dates and times of screenings, and venue locations. Information […]