Archive for July, 2015

August 28: “Audio Under the Stars” Audio Festival Continues With “True Romance”

August 28: “Audio Under the Stars” Audio Festival Continues With “True Romance”

What if the person, place, or thing that sets your heart strings strumming also sets you apart in some way? What if your happily ever after… wasn’t? We want to hear about unorthodox cravings, unexpected endings, and love stories of all stripes. — Audio Under the Stars creators Jenny Morgan and Elizabeth Friend on “True Romance,” the theme […]


Register Now: Third Session Added for “Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies”

Register Now: Third Session Added for “Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies”

Due to demand, our Continuing Education program is offering a third session of the Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies course this summer. This intensive, weeklong class is designed for distance students who are pursuing the Certificate in Documentary Arts and fulfills their introductory course requirement, and it is also ideal for any student wishing to get a grasp of […]


Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration, August 8

Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration, August 8

Celebrate the success of Student Action with Farmworkers‘ current crop of farmworker activists by joining SAF for their end of summer celebration on August 8. Student Action with Farmworkers—a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more just agricultural system—has been a partner and documentary collaborator of the Center for Documentary Studies for over twenty years. Saturday, August 8, 6–10 p.m. Full Frame […]


FREE August 6: Full Frame Screening of “Beauty is Embarrassing”

FREE August 6: Full Frame Screening of "Beauty is Embarrassing"

Put it on your calendar: the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present a one night only free screening of 2012 festival favorite Beauty is Embarrassing in Durham as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) 21C Museum Hotel 111 North Corcoran St., Durham, North Carolina Directions        […]


Register Now: Fall 2015 Continuing Education Courses, Both Onsite and Online

Register Now: Fall 2015 Continuing Education Courses, Both Onsite and Online

The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, video, audio, narrative writing, and other creative media. Registration is now open for Fall 2015 classes and workshops (and a few remaining summer institutes) with a host of established, new, and online classes on offer; see our ten new courses below, several of which are new online versions […]


Abbie Gascho Landis Awarded 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

Abbie Gascho Landis Awarded 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

By now I have become a freshwater mussel groupie. I fawn over photographs. . . . I stalk them from a distance, writing their names in my notebooks: fatmucket, pistolgrip, heelsplitter, shinyrayed pocketbook, spectaclecase, pigtoe, snufflebox. I pore over their bios. Posters of mussels hang in our bedroom. —Abbie Gascho Landis, from her prizewinning essay […]