Archive for March, 2015

April 8 Deadline for 2015-16 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program

April 8 Deadline for 2015-16 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program

With two ten-month positions available in the New York City area, applications are now being accepted for the 2015–16 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program at the Center for Documentary Studies. Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of photographer Lewis Hine, the program connects the talents of young documentarians with the resources and needs of organizations […]


2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

The Certificate in Documentary Studies program attracts Duke undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences. Under the guidance of Alex Harris, nine seniors in the 2015 spring semester Documentary Capstone Seminar completed a final project as the culmination of their documentary studies classes. On April 26, the students will […]


CDS Announces Undergraduate Summer School Classes

CDS Announces Undergraduate Summer School Classes

The Center for Documentary Studies is sponsoring four summer school classes for Duke University undergraduates, see below, in addition to a number of other summer courses cross-listed with Documentary Studies (DOCST). (The classes are also open to high school students and visiting undergrads.) Click here for more information on how to register. Scroll down for […]


MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches “Influences” Blog

MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches "Influences" Blog

In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is taught as an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end […]


April 4: Special Screening of “In My Mind” at the National Gallery of Art

April 4: Special Screening of "In My Mind" at the National Gallery of Art

On April 4, a special screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., of a film from CDS will be presented in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Called “a masterpiece of music documentary craft” by Slant magazine, In My Mind (2010) documents jazz musician Jason Moran and […]


March 26: CDS Undergrad Outreach Film Series Continues With “Border Crossing 101”

March 26: CDS Undergrad Outreach Film Series Continues With "Border Crossing 101"

  The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is presenting a four-part screening series on Duke University’s campus to raise students’ awareness of CDS, particularly first-year undergraduates. Following the screening of each documentary—Grizzly Man, Harlan County USA, The Invisible War, and Border Crossing 101—Chris White, a Duke University sophomore and the CDS undergraduate outreach coordinator, will facilitate […]


At CDS April 8: A Talk by Award-Winning Writer and Anthropologist Ruth Behar

At CDS April 8: A Talk by Award-Winning Writer and Anthropologist Ruth Behar

During an upcoming visit to Duke University, MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow Ruth Behar, a cultural anthropologist renowned for her fieldwork writing, will give a public talk at the Center for Documentary Studies: The Vulnerable Observer: After Twenty Years, What Next? The event is free and open to the public, and includes a reception following Behar’s presentation. Wednesday April 8, […]


Lynsey Addario’s “Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan” Now On View Through April 18

Lynsey Addario's "Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan" Now On View Through April 18

Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan is on view at the Center for Documentary Studies through April 18. Renowned conflict photographer Lynsey Addario, a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, made her first trip to Afghanistan in 2000 to document the lives of women under the Taliban. Addario has returned many times, always training a close eye on women’s lives in […]


March 25: Event with Award-Winning Filmmaker and Lehman Brady Professor Marco Williams

March 25: Event with Award-Winning Filmmaker and Lehman Brady Professor Marco Williams

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to present a public talk with filmmaker Marco Williams, the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies. CDS coordinates the cross-campus collaboration between Duke University and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to both […]


Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Available Online

Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Available Online

The Center for Documentary Studies opened its doors as a nonprofit affiliate of Duke University in 1990; we’ll be celebrating our 25th Anniversary throughout 2015. Now online: a special anniversary issue of our quarterly publication, Document, which regularly features a selection of the best documentary work we support and produce. To browse past issues, click here. To receive print […]


March 20: MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition Kicks Off at the Power Plant Gallery & Boiler Room

March 20: MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition Kicks Off at the Power Plant Gallery & Boiler Room

This spring, Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts will celebrate the successes of the class of 2015 in MFA|EDA 2015, the program’s annual thesis exhibition on view from March 20–April 18. Following a kickoff event, the monthlong show continues at sites across Duke’s campus and downtown Durham. MFA|EDA 2015 Kickoff Event Friday, March 20, 5–8 […]


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2015 NEW DOCS and Invited Program Lineups

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2015 NEW DOCS and Invited Program Lineups

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its Invited Program and NEW DOCS lineups of features and shorts for the 18th annual festival, April 9–12 in Durham, North Carolina. This year, 49 NEW DOCS titles were selected from more than 1,300 submissions and will screen in competition, including 12 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres, […]


March 16: CDS Hosts Listening Event Dedicated to European Radio

March 16: CDS Hosts Listening Event Dedicated to European Radio

The Center for Documentary Studies welcomes In The Dark, a London-based radio organization, for a listening event dedicated to European radio. How are European radio stories different from the ones produced in the United States? This is a great opportunity to find out. Portuguese producer Sofia Saldanha, a member of the In The Dark team, […]


Rescheduled, March 16: Ethics Film Series Continues with “Buena Vista Social Club”

Rescheduled, March 16: Ethics Film Series Continues with "Buena Vista Social Club"

Each spring, Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics sponsors a film series in collaboration with the Center for Documentary Studies, the Screen/Society, and the Arts of the Moving Image program that provides popular, accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme. The four films in this year’s Ethics Film Series—The Visitor, Buena Vista Social Club, Once, and […]


March 8: 4th Annual Alice Fest Showcases Female Directors

March 8: 4th Annual Alice Fest Showcases Female Directors

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the fourth annual Alice Fest film festival showcases curated and submitted works by women with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements. Alice Fest screens short documentaries, experimental films, documentary works-in-progress, animation, and multimedia projects. The 2015 lineup for shorts and works-in-progress has been announced. FREE and open to the […]


March 18: Bestselling Author Leslie Jamison, Visiting Writer in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

March 18: Bestselling Author Leslie Jamison, Visiting Writer in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

Extraordinary. . . . Her cerebral, witty, multichambered essays tend to swing around to one topic in particular: what we mean when we say we feel someone else’s pain. . . .Watching the philosopher in Ms. Jamison grapple with empathy is a heart-expanding exercise.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times On March 18 on Duke’s East Campus, […]


Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On a Friday evening in December 2014, eleven Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies received their Certificate in Documentary Arts. Their projects encompassed all varieties of media taught at CDS: There were five videos, three audio slideshows, two writing projects, and one multimedia website. The students capped off several years of study to come together […]


March 4: “The Activist’s Playbook” Panel and Launch Celebration for the “One Person, One Vote” Website

March 4: "The Activist's Playbook" Panel and Launch Celebration for the "One Person, One Vote" Website

An event at the Durham County Public Library commemorates next month’s 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama; presents a panel discussion, “The Activist’s Playbook: From SNCC to Selma to the New Civil Rights Movement”; and celebrates the launch of a new multimedia website from the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University—One Person, One […]