Archive for June, 2016

June 25: Free Screenings of Students’ Short Docs, “East Durham Stories”

June 25: Free Screenings of Students’ Short Docs, “East Durham Stories”

Enjoy a free upcoming screening of the twelve short videos that make up this year’s “East Durham Stories.” Each summer, participants from around the country attend the Center for Documentary Studies‘ Documentary Video Institute, offered through CDS’s Continuing Education program, to learn to scout, shoot, and edit short documentaries on pre-selected topics. As they have for the the […]


“Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm” Exhibit at CDS

"Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm" Exhibit at CDS

A new exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies features thirty-eight color images by Ken Abbott, who photographed Hickory Nut Gap Farm over a period of five years. The site in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina includes an old inn—the “Big House”—and surrounding property, where five generations of one family have lived and worked the land. Abbott […]


Watch: “Anytown USA” Student Videos on Roseboro, North Carolina

Watch: “Anytown USA” Student Videos on Roseboro, North Carolina

Anytown, USA is a continuing education course at the Center for Documentary Studies developed and taught by longtime instructor Randy Benson. For its eighth season it shone a spotlight on Roseboro, North Carolina, a small town ninety miles southeast of Durham. With the help of Roseboro mayor Alice Butler, ten students traveled to Roseboro to meet […]


CDS is Hiring: Nine-Month Paid Exhibitions Internship

CDS is Hiring: Nine-Month Paid Exhibitions Internship

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is accepting applications for a nine-month paid exhibitions internship that will begin in September 2016 and end in May 2017. The intern will gain broad experience in the documentary field, with particular focus on exhibiting the documentary arts. The intern will be based at CDS in Durham, North Carolina, […]


June 21: Ken Burns Event in NYC; Discount on Tix for Duke Community

June 21: Ken Burns Event in NYC; Discount on Tix for Duke Community

On June 21, 2016, at the SVA Theatre in New York City, The Modern School of Film—founded by Duke alum Robert Milazzo (’94)—will continue its IN:PICTURES series with award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Members of the extended Duke community—students, alumni, faculty/staff, supporters, and friends—will receive a discount on tickets; see below. Featured guests in the acclaimed series […]