Archive for March, 2013

Heads Up: Conversations with Subjects and Filmmakers Follow Full Frame’s “Center Frame” Screenings

A reminder that the complete schedule for the sixteenth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is available online, and that tickets to individual films and events are now on sale; there are already some sell-outs, so go ahead and make your picks! Click here for details. For those attending the festival, note that as you […]


Register Now for New Workshops: “Writing About Nature” and “Animation in Documentary”

Register Now for New Workshops: "Writing About Nature" and "Animation in Documentary"

We’re pleased to offer these two new additions to our lineup of CDS Continuing Education classes. Both courses will be held here at the Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina. Directions Writing About Nature Thursdays, April 11 to May 16, 7–9 p.m. This six-week workshop led by writer Belle Boggs (fiction and nonfiction in The Paris […]


CDS Undergraduates Create Videos for National Farmworker Awareness Week 2013

CDS Undergraduates Create Videos for National Farmworker Awareness Week 2013

Working in collaboration with Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) and other farmworker organizations nationwide, ten undergraduate students at CDS have created a series of short videos to be used as part of the media campaign for the 14th annual National Farmworker Awareness Week, to be held March 24-31, 2013. The students are enrolled in DOCST 332S “Farmworkers […]


First Survey of Wangechi Mutu in the United States at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art

First Survey of Wangechi Mutu in the United States at Duke's Nasher Museum of Art

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has organized Wangechi Mutu’s first survey in the United States, the most comprehensive and innovative show yet for this internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist. The touring exhibition opens at the Nasher on Thursday, March 21, and runs through July 21 before moving on to the Brooklyn Museum of […]


“The Guestworker”: Reception, Free Screening, and Filmmaker Q&A on March 21

"The Guestworker": Reception, Free Screening, and Filmmaker Q&A on March 21

A film event at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh focuses on The Guestworker, which documents a grueling season on a North Carolina farm. At a time when American immigration policies are generating heated debate, the film offers an evenhanded look at some of those policies in action. The Guestworker Thursday, March 21: 6:30 p.m. reception; […]


3D Film Events, including a Free Screening of Wim Wenders’s Acclaimed “Pina”

3D Film Events, including a Free Screening of Wim Wenders's Acclaimed "Pina"

Duke University has organized two upcoming events in a Thinking Cinematics series on 3D cinema aesthetics: On March 22 Barbara Klinger, president-elect of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University-Bloomington, will give a talk on 3D aesthetics: “Beyond Cheap Thrills: Space & Style in […]


Second Installation of Film in the House of the Word

Second Installation of Film in the House of the Word

The next installation of Film in the House of the Word will feature poet Nathaniel Mackey and filmmaker Christoper Harris. This inter-genre experiment provides a venue for dialogue between word and image, with one filmmaker and one poet showcasing a sampling of their work. The program was launched by Joel Wanek, a second year student in Duke University’s MFA […]


“Street Exposure: The Photographs of Ronald Reis”—March 22 Reception for New Duke Libraries Exhibit

"Street Exposure: The Photographs of Ronald Reis"—March 22 Reception for New Duke Libraries Exhibit

Ronald Reis was born in New York City in 1935 and began taking photographs when he was twelve, focusing his lens on ordinary people and the routine tasks of the everyday. He kept at it through college at the University of Pennsylvania, inspired by documentary photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt, and Louis Stettner. After graduating […]


Gerard H. Gaskin Wins 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Gerard H. Gaskin Wins 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography judge Deborah Willis, the renowned curator, historian, and photographer, has chosen Gerard H. Gaskin to win the prize for his black-and-white and color photographs that document the African American and Latino house and ballroom community. Willis says that she found Gaskin’s photographs “innovative and spirited,” the images filled with both […]


Full Frame Announces Complete Lineup and Opening Night Film

Full Frame Announces Complete Lineup and Opening Night Film

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its full program lineup of new feature and short films as well as the Opening Night film, Gideon’s Army, Dawn Porter’s critically acclaimed documentary that follows the personal stories of  three young public defenders in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to […]


“40 Acres and a Mule: The Spike Lee Film Series” Kicks Off March 16 at Durham’s Golden Belt

"40 Acres and a Mule: The Spike Lee Film Series" Kicks Off March 16 at Durham's Golden Belt

We’re looking forward to the upcoming Spike Lee Film Series, hosted by writer/activist Lamont Lilly and sponsored by Liberty Arts and the Durham Art Guild. The series of five films kicks off  with School Daze on March 16 and will continue with weekly screenings through April 13. Admission is free; open to the general public. Guest speakers include Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, […]


Ramble and Write with Duncan Murrell, Collect Community Stories with Barbara Lau: Register Now!

Ramble and Write with Duncan Murrell, Collect Community Stories with Barbara Lau: Register Now!

Excited about these two upcoming CDS Continuing Education classes; some spots left, register now. Both courses will be held here at the Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina. Directions The Flâneur and the Writer: Documentary Writing and the Psychogeography of Place Saturdays, March 23 to April 20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. In […]


Listen Up: “Groundwork” Special Among the Best-Selling Public Radio Broadcasts in 2012

For the second year in a row, the Center for Documentary Studies placed in the annual Zeitfunk Awards, which recognize standout shows and producers among the tens of thousands of audio pieces licensed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX), public radio’s largest online distribution marketplace. Groundwork, the one-hour radio special produced by CDS audio director John Biewen and […]


Register Now: Multimedia Storytelling Workshop and Short-Doc Class Anytown, USA

Register Now: Multimedia Storytelling Workshop and Short-Doc Class Anytown, USA

There are a few spots left in two upcoming CDS Continuing Education classes: Multimedia Storytelling Workshop Thursday, March 7: 6–9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8–9: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, March 10: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Instructors Catherine Orr and Elena Rue, founders of the visual storytelling company StoryMineMedia, use a combination of critiques, hands-on learning, […]


Feminism & Freedom Film Series: “Flame” Tells Story of Women Soldiers in Zimbabwe’s Liberation War

Feminism & Freedom Film Series: "Flame" Tells Story of Women Soldiers in Zimbabwe's Liberation War

Duke University’s Screen/Society is the school’s umbrella organization presenting most of its annual film series, all of which are free and open to the public. Screen/Society works in conjunction with other Duke entities to curate series that highlight significant films from around the world that are not readily available to the public. Next up in the […]