Archive for February, 2016

March 13: 5th Annual ALICE FEST Showcases Female Filmmakers

March 13: 5th Annual ALICE FEST Showcases Female Filmmakers

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the fifth annual ALICE FEST will showcase curated and submitted works by female filmmakers from all over the world, with half of the program devoted to local filmmakers. ALICE FEST features short documentaries, experimental films, works-in-progress, animation, narrative films, and multimedia projects. FREE and open to the public but seating is limited. Reserve a spot […]


March 9: “Our Stories, Your Legacy: A Dialogue with SNCC Veterans” Event

March 9: "Our Stories, Your Legacy: A Dialogue with SNCC Veterans" Event

The SNCC Digital Gateway at Duke University is hosting “Our Stories, Your Legacy,” a conversation with three veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) who will discuss their work as activists and reflect on how telling the story of the civil rights movement has evolved over time. Charlie Cobb (journalist), Judy Richardson (filmmaker), and Maria Varela (photographer) will […]


CDS Announces 2016 Undergraduate Summer School Classes

CDS Announces 2016 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 […]


March 4: Launch Event for “Southern Cultures” Documentary Arts Issue at the Power Plant Gallery

March 4: Launch Event for “Southern Cultures” Documentary Arts Issue at the Power Plant Gallery

Join the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South for a launch event at the Power Plant Gallery on Friday, March 4. The event will celebrate the publication of the Spring 2016 Southern Cultures, a special documentary arts issue of CSAS’s quarterly publication guest edited by Duke University’s MFA|EDA director and former […]


CDS Exhibitions Intern Kamal Badhey’s Work Exhibited at 2016 Lisbon Memory Symposium

CDS Exhibitions Intern Kamal Badhey's Work Exhibited at 2016 Lisbon Memory Symposium

This January, Center for Documentary Studies exhibitions intern and photographer Kamal Badhey exhibited a collection of her photographs in the 2016 Lisbon Memory Symposium in Portugal. The symposium, Memory, Photography, and Place, brought together researchers, visual artists, and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to discuss and explore question around memory, place, and photography as well as […]


2016 Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Programs Announced

2016 Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Programs Announced

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its Tribute Award, which will honor director and documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson with a retrospective of her work at this year’s event as well as the 2016 festival’s Thematic Program, which will look at campaigns, candidates, and the electoral process in a series titled “Perfect and Otherwise: Documenting American […]


MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches “Influences” Blog

MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches “Influences” Blog

“In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is 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 of the […]


Enjoy Online: Winter 2016 Issue of “Document”

Enjoy Online: Winter 2016 Issue of “Document”

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The current issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Winter 2016 issue include an interview with Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, award-winning and Oscar-nominated creators of the animated short documentary Last Day of Freedom, an excerpt from 2015 […]


CDS Instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson Receive Teaching Accolades

CDS Instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson Receive Teaching Accolades

Congratulations to Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) undergraduate instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson, who were recently recognized for their teaching excellence at Duke University. During the 2015 fall semester, both instructors’ course evaluations were among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. Rue was recognized for her course Multimedia Documentary, while Tyson received the distinction […]


February 26: Fresh Docs Screens “Peace In Our Pockets,” A Story of Inspirational Kenyan Activism

February 26: Fresh Docs Screens “Peace In Our Pockets,” A Story of Inspirational Kenyan Activism

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Kenny Dalsheimer’s Peace In Our Pockets, which follows the inspirational Kenyan activists of Sisi ni Amani as they promote civic engagement, build democracy, and defuse violence in the lead up to the 2013 national elections. The film is presented as part of […]


February 16: Full Frame’s Winter Series Concludes with Free Screening of “Cartel Land”

February 16: Full Frame’s Winter Series Concludes with Free Screening of “Cartel Land”

On February 16, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival‘s annual Winter Series of free screenings at the historic Carolina Theatre concludes with Cartel Land (click link to view trailer), a feature doc by Matthew Heineman. The film moves between two modern-day vigilante movements on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border. They share a common threat—murderous Mexican drug […]


Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply by February 15 for Summer Documentary Fieldwork Awards

Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply by February 15 for Summer Documentary Fieldwork Awards

Established in 1990 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards go to undergraduates attending North Carolina’s Triangle-area universities to help them conduct intensive summer-long documentary fieldwork projects, for which they receive up to $2,000. The awards are named for revered scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke […]


Mark Your Calendars: 2016 Full Frame Passes Go on Sale February 11

Mark Your Calendars: 2016 Full Frame Passes Go on Sale February 11

Mark your calendars! Four types of passes for the 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (held this year April 7–10, in Durham, North Carolina) will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, through the Duke University Box Office. To purchase, go to the online Full Frame store on the Box Office website; you may also buy passes in person […]


March 21 Deadline for 2016-17 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program

March 21 Deadline for 2016-17 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 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 documentary artists with the resources and needs of community-based organizations in the United States. Fellows focus primarily on issues of socially and economically marginalized […]