Posts Tagged ‘Southern Documentary Fund’

December 2: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Staring Down Fate”

December 2: Fresh Docs Series Screens "Staring Down Fate"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Jeffrey Mittelstadt’s Staring Down Fate, the story of a red wolf biologist—diagnosed with ALS—as he searches for meaning in his terminal illness while the endangered species he dedicated his career to faces another potential extinction. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring […]


November 4: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Rodents of Unusual Size”

November 4: Fresh Docs Series Screens "Rodents of Unusual Size"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, and Jeff Springer’s Rodents of Unusual Size, a story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of […]


September 30: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story”

September 30: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director George King’s Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story (working title), which explores the life of Alabama artist Lonnie Holley as he overcomes insurmountable odds to emerge as a critically-acclaimed musician and visual artist. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs […]


May 13: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Liberty Warehouse”

May 13: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Liberty Warehouse”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Carol Thomson’s Liberty Warehouse, which explores the history of an iconic tobacco auction warehouse in Durham, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides […]


April 29: Fresh Docs Series Screens “A Sense of the Fitness of Things”

April 29: Fresh Docs Series Screens “A Sense of the Fitness of Things”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Lisa Sorg’s A Sense of the Fitness of Things. (View trailer.) The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.  Note: Fresh Docs screenings […]


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) […]


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 […]


January 29: Fresh Docs Screens “The Ties That Bind,” About The Complexities of Familial Loss and Love

January 29: Fresh Docs Screens “The Ties That Bind,” About The Complexities of Familial Loss and Love

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Diana Newton’s The Ties That Bind, a deeply personal film that explores a family’s journey of adaptation to the filmmaker’s former brother, who came out as transgender more than 12 years ago. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; […]


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 […]


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 […]


September 25: Fall Fresh Docs Kicks Off With “Raising Bertie,” Stories of Youth in Rural America

September 25: Fall Fresh Docs Kicks Off With "Raising Bertie," Stories of Youth in Rural America

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director/producer Margaret Byrne’s Raising Bertie, which makes the case that rural America does matter. 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 the filmmaker(s) during which the audience […]


May 29: Fresh Docs Screening of “Truth Underground” at the Full Frame Theater

May 29: Fresh Docs Screening of "Truth Underground" at the Full Frame Theater

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of directors Gerret Warner and Mimi Gredy’s Truth Underground, which follows “three young North Carolina spoken word poets transforming pain into art as they search for what Maya Angelou called ‘a brave and startling truth.’” The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “Earthcaster,” April 24 at Full Frame Theater

Fresh Docs Screening of "Earthcaster," April 24 at Full Frame Theater

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of directors Georgann Eubanks and Donna Campbell’s Earthcaster as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker during which the audience provides valuable feedback. Earthcaster Friday, April 24, 7 p.m. […]


March 8: 4th Annual Alice Fest Showcases Female Directors

March 8: 4th Annual Alice Fest Showcases Female Directors

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the fourth annual Alice Fest film festival showcases curated and submitted works by women with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements. Alice Fest screens short documentaries, experimental films, documentary works-in-progress, animation, and multimedia projects. The 2015 lineup for shorts and works-in-progress has been announced. FREE and open to the […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “Chairman Jones”: February 27, Full Frame Theater

Fresh Docs Screening of "Chairman Jones": February 27, Full Frame Theater

[James H. Jones] meant just as much to this small community, to northeastern North Carolina, as Martin Luther King does to the South, as President Obama does to the world. —Willie Gilchrist, distinguished longtime school administrator, former university chancellor and member of the UNC Board of Governors The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present […]


January 30: “Leaving Traces” Documents Bull City Summer Documentarians

January 30: "Leaving Traces" Documents Bull City Summer Documentarians

A uniquely Durham, North Carolina, feature documentary by director Ivan Weiss, Leaving Traces, is set to screen at the historic Carolina Theatre in Durham; click here to view trailer. The film documents the documentarians of the widely acclaimed Bull City Summer project about the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team, including photographer/Duke University professor Alex Harris, an instructor at […]


Fresh Docs Series: Free Screening of “Sacred Sound” on January 30

Fresh Docs Series: Free Screening of "Sacred Sound" on January 30

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of director Robin Arcus’s Sacred Sound as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, providing valuable feedback. Sacred Sound Friday, January […]


CDS Meet Up Group: Documentary Filmmaker Carol Thomson Discusses “Liberty Warehouse” November 24

CDS Meet Up Group: Documentary Filmmaker Carol Thomson Discusses "Liberty Warehouse" November 24

The CDS Meet Up Group, organized and run on a volunteer basis, provides a monthly forum for students at the Center for Documentary Studies and others doing documentary work to network, talk shop, and learn. The next meeting will be led by Carol Thomson, director of the upcoming Southern Documentary Fund film project Liberty Warehouse; Thomson will show sample clips […]


Panel Discussion and Film Screening Examine Race Relations in the South Through Documentary Arts

Panel Discussion and Film Screening Examine Race Relations in the South Through Documentary Arts

Along with UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, the UNC Southern Oral History Program and the Southern Documentary Fund, two events this month will examine race relations in the South through the lens of documentary arts and the voices of southern filmmakers and scholars. From George Wallace to New Orleans After Katrina: Southern Race […]


November 14: Fresh Docs Screening of “Undocumented and Unafraid”

November 14: Fresh Docs Screening of "Undocumented and Unafraid"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Charlie Thompson’s Undocumented and Unafraid as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, providing valuable feedback. Undocumented and Unafraid Friday, November 14, 7 […]


Feature-in-Progress “180 Days: Hartsville” Continues Fresh Docs Series

Feature-in-Progress "180 Days: Hartsville" Continues Fresh Docs Series

On October 24, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of Jacquie Jones and Garland McLaurin’s 180 Days: Hartsville—the story of education reform efforts in a South Carolina town—as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the […]


Free Screening of “27 Months”: Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

Free Screening of "27 Months": Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

On September 26, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Ashley Tindall’s feature film on the experiences of three Peace Corps volunteers as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, […]


Free Fresh Docs Screening: “Overburden” Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

Free Fresh Docs Screening: "Overburden" Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

On July 25, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Chad Stevens’ coal country documentary, Overburden, as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features works-in-progress and recently completed films. Screenings are followed by a moderated conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates.  Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.Full Frame […]


Fresh Docs Double Screening of “The Last Barn Dance” and “Abandoned”

Fresh Docs Double Screening of "The Last Barn Dance" and "Abandoned"

On May 30, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present free screenings of two docs-in-progress as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features works-in-progress and recently completed films. Screenings are followed by a moderated conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates. Friday, May 30, 7 p.m. Full Frame Theater, Power Plant […]