Archive for February, 2015

Fresh Docs Screening of “Chairman Jones”: February 27, Full Frame Theater

Fresh Docs Screening of "Chairman Jones": February 27, Full Frame Theater

[James H. Jones] meant just as much to this small community, to northeastern North Carolina, as Martin Luther King does to the South, as President Obama does to the world. —Willie Gilchrist, distinguished longtime school administrator, former university chancellor and member of the UNC Board of Governors The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present […]


Deadline Extended to March 2 for CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

Deadline Extended to March 2 for CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies to honor the best in documentary writing and photography in alternating years, with a focus on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize will be for documentary writing. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 […]


“Durham Grown”: Duke + Durham Through Documentary Theater

"Durham Grown": Duke + Durham Through Documentary Theater

Note: Rescheduled for March 3 due to the weather. A special production of the annual Me Too Monologues on Duke University’s East Campus will highlight stories about being from both Durham and Duke—Me Too Monologues: Durham Grown. Students, alumni, and faculty submit stories of their experiences and those submissions are turned into documentary theater performances produced and performed by Duke […]


Screenings + Closing Event for James Longley’s “Kabul, Afghanistan”

Screenings + Closing Event for James Longley's "Kabul, Afghanistan"

James Longley is best known for his documentary films depicting life in conflict zones. His first photography exhibit, Kabul, Afghanistan, features panoramic images of a neighborhood in old Kabul that still bears the scars of years of civil war. Two of Longley’s Oscar-nominated documentaries—Iraq in Fragments (feature) and Sari’s Mother (short)—will screen on February 18 as part of the exhibit programming, followed […]


Document Duke 360º, a Yearlong Crowdsourced Photography Project

Document Duke 360º, a Yearlong Crowdsourced Photography Project

How do you see and experience Duke University? Take a picture. Tell your story. Document Duke 360º, a collaboration between Duke Photography and the Center for Documentary Studies, is an ambitious yearlong project that invites students, alumni, faculty or staff members, visitors, and members of the Durham community with a Duke connection to contribute their photographs in order to create […]


Full Frame’s Winter Series Closes with Roger Ebert Doc, “Life Itself”

Full Frame's Winter Series Closes with Roger Ebert Doc, "Life Itself"

On February 5, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival‘s annual Winter Series at the historic Carolina Theatre wraps up with Life Itself from acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and producers Martin Scorcese and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball). Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, the film recounts the inspiring, entertaining life of world-renowned […]