Archive for August, 2015

September 4: “Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places” at the NC Museum of History

September 4: "Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places" at the NC Museum of History

The Center for Documentary Studies is cosponsoring this discussion featuring five documentarians as they describe their journeys into places that were once filled with life but gradually became shadows and skeletons of that past vitality. Photographer Scott Garlock, whose exhibit Rural Revival inspired the event, will be joined by CDS and MFA|EDA instructor Alex Harris, MFA|EDA students Jon-Sesrie […]


September 9: Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation, “The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi”

September 9: Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation, "The Toughest Job: William Winter's Mississippi"

A cross-university event on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus features a film screening of The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi and conversation with the former Mississippi governor and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. This Southern Documentary Project film received the 2015 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary from the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and […]


Listen: Student Work from the 2016 Making It Sing Audio Institute

Listen: Student Work from the 2016 Making It Sing Audio Institute

In the first week of August 2016, eleven audio producers took part in the Making It Sing audio institute at the Center for Documentary Studies. Offered through the Continuing Education program, the institute was led by CDS audio program director John Biewen, longtime visiting instructor Shea Shackelford, and guest instructor Devon Taylor, producer of Radiotopia’s […]


Watch: The 2015 School of Doc Film, “SEEDS: The Documentary”

Watch: The 2015 School of Doc Film, "SEEDS: The Documentary"

Enjoy SEEDS: The Documentary, a short film produced by high school students in this summer’s School of Doc, a program of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Watch the film in its entirety below, or on the dedicated School of Doc Vimeo Page. SEEDS, which celebrates a Durham, North Carolina, nonprofit of the same name, had its world […]


Full Frame Third Friday: “King Georges” Screens FREE on August 21 and 27

Full Frame Third Friday: “King Georges” Screens FREE on August 21 and 27

Put these two dates on your calendar: the Full Frame Film Festival will host two free screenings of King Georges in the Triangle area this month. The free Third Friday screening on August 21 in Durham and the August 27 screening at the Cary Theater are both part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Friday, August 21, 7:30 p.m. […]


Listen: Short Audio Docs from the 2015 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

Listen: Short Audio Docs from the 2015 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

In July 2015, the Hearing Is Believing audio institute brought 25 students from around the country for a weeklong immersion in the art of audio documentary. The institute was led by CDS audio program director John Biewen and visiting instructor Shea Shackelford, and featured presentations by guest speaker Glynn Washington, host of NPR’s Snap Judgment, […]


Closing Reception, August 21: “Phone Home Durham” Exhibit

Closing Reception, August 21: "Phone Home Durham" Exhibit

“Through this performance, the digital converts to the material—from an image living in the world of the virtual to being something that can hang on a wall, rest in a box, live as a print and become historical record.” —Caitlin Margaret Kelly,  Power Plant Gallery public programs director The Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the […]