Archive for October, 2015

Registration Open for Spring 2016 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Registration Open for Spring 2016 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

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 Spring 2016 classes and workshops with a host of established, new, and online classes on offer, including a few hybrid on-site/online classes. A complete listing of all Spring 2016 courses as well as registration information […]


November 13: Fall Fresh Docs Continues With “The Real Mayberry,” A Film About Andy Griffith’s Hometown

November 13: Fall Fresh Docs Continues With “The Real Mayberry," A Film About Andy Griffith's Hometown

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Bill Hayes’s The Real Mayberry, a film about the past, present and future of Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates […]


November 5: Duke Visiting Artist Nate Larson to Speak at CDS

November 5: Duke Visiting Artist Nate Larson to Speak at CDS

This fall, the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library will welcome Nate Larson—a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video—as the second Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist. The program allows an artist to study and engage with archival, manuscript, and other special collections in support of developing a new body of creative […]


November 5: Lunchtime Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

November 5: Lunchtime Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

CDS recommends an upcoming discussion with Marco Werman—Duke University alumni, journalist, and host of Public Radio International’s show, The World—and Alex Harris—Duke University professor, CDS co-founder, and acclaimed documentary photographer. Together, the two will look back at Werman’s early work in journalism and documentary storytelling as an undergraduate student in Harris’s “American Communities” course, and explore […]


Free Screening of “Inventing Vivian Maier,” November 10

Free Screening of "Inventing Vivian Maier," November 10

An upcoming documentary screening at Duke will explore the life of Vivian Maier, a recently discovered street photographer whose work has become a vital posthumous addition to the canon of documentary photography. Inventing Vivian Maier from director Abigail Solomon-Godeau will screen on November 10, presented by Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. The screening is free […]


CDS Student Work Gains National Recognition

CDS Student Work Gains National Recognition

Congratulations are in order to several students and instructors of CDS continuing education programs have gained national recognition this week for their documentary projects. Lisa Morehouse, a CDS summer institute star alumni and independent radio journalist, has been awarded an Arts and Culture Excellence in Journalism Award from the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists […]


CDS Recommends: Upcoming Screenings of “One Band Indivisible” and “Dan Wagoner: Life, Dance, and the Ephemeral”

CDS Recommends: Upcoming Screenings of "One Band Indivisible" and "Dan Wagoner: Life, Dance, and the Ephemeral"

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to be the host venue for an upcoming dual screening of documentary films by photographer/filmmaker Rhonda Klevansky. Screenings of One Band Indivisible and Dan Wagoner: Life, Dance, and the Ephemeral will be followed by a reception and artist’s conversation to follow. This event is free and open to the public. One Band Indivisible and Dan Wagoner: Life, […]


Register Now for “The Art of Memoir,” a CDS Continuing Ed Class with Krista Bremer

Register Now for “The Art of Memoir,” a CDS Continuing Ed Class with Krista Bremer

The hallmark of the personal essay or memoir is intimacy—the way a writer seems to whisper directly into the reader’s ear, conveying everything from gossip to wisdom. How does the memoirist build a relationship with her reader, establishing herself as a trustworthy companion worth sticking with until the last page? Join instructor and author Krista Bremer […]


Full Frame to Screen “The Wolfpack” on October 16 and 22 in Durham and Carrboro

Full Frame to Screen “The Wolfpack” on October 16 and 22 in Durham and Carrboro

Put these two dates on your calendar: the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will host two FREE screenings of 2015 festival favorite The Wolfpack in the Triangle area this month. A Third Friday screening in Durham and a screening in Carrboro are both part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Director Crystal Moselle’s film won the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize […]


October 30: Fall Fresh Docs Continues With “After Coal,” Stories of New Beginnings in Kentucky and Wales

October 30: Fall Fresh Docs Continues With “After Coal,” Stories of New Beginnings in Kentucky and Wales

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Tom Hansell’s After Coal, about the new futures being built in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with […]