Archive for August, 2013

2013 Student Film Festival on Duke Campus, September 3

2013 Student Film Festival on Duke Campus, September 3

Don’t miss this great annual film event, free and open to the public: a curated festival of works produced in Spring 2013


New Orleans Photographer Remembers Katrina in “40 Days and 40 Nights,” Thursday, August 29

New Orleans Photographer Remembers Katrina in "40 Days and 40 Nights," Thursday, August 29

On the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Durham County Library will host Donn Young, the official photographer of the Port of New Orleans, for his presentation “40 Days and 40 Nights,” a portrait of New Orleans after the storm. Young will be joined by UNC-Chapel Hill professor Gavin Smith, an expert in post-disaster recovery and […]


CDS Alums Rake in Audio Docs Awards with “Blackbird Pot Pie” and Other Savory Stories

CDS Alums Rake in Audio Docs Awards with "Blackbird Pot Pie" and Other Savory Stories

Have you heard? Three Center for Documentary Studies summer audio institute alums crowded the awards field in the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s recent ShortDocs Challenge. Out of five overall winners, Mary T. Diorio Schilling walked off with the first-ever People’s Choice honors for Blackbird Pot Pie: Not the Pie Umami Made, and Alix Blair […]


First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2008, Jennette Williams’ “The Bathers”

First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2008, Jennette Williams' "The Bathers"

In anticipation of the fall publication of 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin’s Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, we’re taking a look back at previous winners of this prestigious biennial prize, which offers, among other things, publication of a book of photography. This month, it’s Jennette Williams, chosen as […]


Student Documentary Work on View Through August in “Beyond the Front Porch 2013″

Eight senior undergraduates completed the Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University this past spring, and presented their final projects to the public in an open house celebration at the Center for Documentary Studies: David Chou, Michaela Dwyer, Melanie Houston, Alice Kim, Haley Read, Hannah Scott, Sarah Van Name, and Katie Vo. An exhibit of their work—Beyond the Front […]


Locally Produced Doc “Bringing It Home” to Screen at Full Frame Theater, August 22

Locally Produced Doc "Bringing It Home" to Screen at Full Frame Theater, August 22

The Southern Documentary Fund is partnering with Leadership Triangle to co-sponsor the Durham premiere of the locally produced documentary film Bringing It Home. Through animation, archival footage, and interviews, filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, both graduates of the Center for Documentary Studies’ Certificate in Documentary Arts program, tell the story of that misunderstood plant, hemp. Booker and […]


Registration Open For Fall 2013 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Registration Open For Fall 2013 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

CDS offers Continuing Education classes in photography, film/video, audio, narrative writing, and other creative media for adults who are interested in learning or continuing to do their own documentary work. Registration is now open for fall 2013, with a number of established and new classes on offer (some online), including The Audio Postcard; Introduction to iPhoneography; Writing […]


Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening August 16 of “Spinning Plates”

Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening August 16 of "Spinning Plates"

Director Joseph Levy explores three restaurants that offer dining experiences that resonate beyond the simple act of being fed in Spinning Plates, the next film in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Third Friday series. At Chicago’s Alinea, the experience is an artful performance by chef Grant Achatz and his staff. In Balltown, Iowa, Breitbach’s […]


Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration, August 10

Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration, August 10

Join Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) staff, alumni, and supporters in celebrating the success of SAF’s current crop of farmworker activists! Students will share new documentary work, a theater performance, and the mural created by Levante youth. Come enjoy food, music, dancing, and reconnecting with other SAFistas. SAF End of Summer Celebration Saturday, August 10, 5–9:30 […]


CDS Extends “One Place” Run: Paul Kwilecki’s Black-and-White Photos from Decatur County, Georgia

CDS Extends "One Place" Run: Paul Kwilecki's Black-and-White Photos from Decatur County, Georgia

One Place, our exhibit of black-and-white photographs by self-taught artist Paul Kwilecki, has generated a lot of interest, so much so that we’ve extended its run into the fall, after which it will travel to the Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, Florida, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of […]