Archive for March, 2016

April 1: Individual Tickets On Sale for the 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

April 1: Individual Tickets On Sale for the 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Mark your calendars! Individual tickets for the 19th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival go on sale Friday, April 1, at 11 a.m., and can be purchased at the Duke University Box Office, online, or over the phone at 919-684-4444. Starting Wednesday, April 6, tickets may also be purchased at the Bryan Center on Duke’s […]


March 30: Opening Event for “How Do We Heal?” Exhibit by CDS Undergraduate Sherry Zhang

March 30: Opening Event for "How Do We Heal?" Exhibit by CDS Undergraduate Sherry Zhang

Please join CDS undergraduate Sherry Zhang for the opening of her photography exhibit this Wednesday, March 30 at the Brown Gallery in the Bryan Center on Duke’s west campus. Zhang was mentored this past fall by CDS instructor and co-founder Alex Harris as part of the RIPP Fellowship in the Documentary Arts. How Do We […]


World Premiere of Gary Hawkins’ Short Film “Me & You” at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

World Premiere of Gary Hawkins' Short Film "Me & You" at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

On April 16, Gary Hawkins’ experimental film Me & You will enjoy its world premiere at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland, where it will screen as part of the festival’s thematic short-film program “Altered State.” Hawkins is a longtime instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies. “Me & You is a seven-minute series of not-quite-repeating loops, […]


March 25: Fresh Docs Screens “Coal Ash Chronicles”

March 25: Fresh Docs Screens “Coal Ash Chronicles"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Rhiannon Fionn’s Coal Ash Chronicles, a compilation of experiences and viewpoints from all sides of the coal ash issue. The film will screen at CDS and is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) […]


Fall 2016: Three New Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Fall 2016: Three New Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

We are excited to announce three brand new undergraduate courses debuting this fall at the Center for Documentary Studies. Taught by CDS director Wesley Hogan and Bernie Herman of UNC-Chapel Hill, Charles Thompson, and Jaki Shelton Green, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses and watch preview videos below. Learn more […]


Full Frame Announces Additional Programming for 2016 Festival

Full Frame Announces Additional Programming for 2016 Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced the Opening Night Film and additional programming for the 2016 festival (April 7–10), including four Center Frame programs, three free film screenings, and the presentation of this year’s Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant recipients. See below for screening details, and go to Full Frame’s announcements webpage for more information on the […]


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2016 NEW DOCS and Invited Program Lineups

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2016 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 19th annual festival, April 7–10 in Durham, North Carolina. This year, 49 NEW DOCS titles—32 features and 17 shorts from across the United States and around the world—were selected from more than 1,800 submissions and […]


“The Self-Care Exhibit: A Word & Image Act of Self-Preservation & Political Warfare” at CDS

"The Self-Care Exhibit: A Word & Image Act of Self-Preservation & Political Warfare" at CDS

A new interactive exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies celebrates the act of self-care through the stories and portraits of fourteen black women. The Self-Care Exhibit also invites visitors to participate in a wide range of self-care rituals within the exhibition space. An event at CDS on March 22 will bring the founder/co-director of […]


March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

Notable recent news and upcoming events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate, MFA, and continuing education faculty includes: + Mike Wiley’s The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, originally produced by CDS and the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC–Chapel Hill, had its professional debut in 2011 at UNC’s Playmakers Repertory under then-director Joseph […]


March 19: Women’s History Lecture with Michelle Lanier at Historic Stagville

March 19: Women’s History Lecture with Michelle Lanier at Historic Stagville

“Her Eyes Have Seen the Glory: African-American Women and the Dreams for Freedom,” an upcoming Women’s History Lecture by longtime Center for Documentary Studies instructor Michelle Lanier, focuses on African American women from North Carolina with a particular emphasis on freedom seeking and freedom dreaming. This event is free and open to the public. Due to the […]