March 4: "The Activist's Playbook" Panel and Launch Celebration for the "One Person, One Vote" Website

    March 4: “The Activist’s Playbook” Panel and Launch Celebration for the “One Person, One Vote” Website

    An event at the Durham County Public Library commemorates next month’s 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama; presents a panel discussion, “The Activist’s Playbook: From SNCC to Selma to the New Civil Rights Movement”; and celebrates the launch of a new multimedia website from the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University—One Person, One […]

    Event Celebrates Duke/CDS Alum Eric Gottesman's First Photo Book, "Sudden Flowers"

    Event Celebrates Duke/CDS Alum Eric Gottesman’s First Photo Book, “Sudden Flowers”

    On February 26, the Center for Documentary Studies is delighted to host the U.S. launch of Duke University/CDS alum (’98) Eric Gottesman’s first book, Sudden Flowers. Since 1999, when he was a fellow with Duke’s Hart Leadership Program, Gottesman has collaborated with Sudden Flowers, a collective of children living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—mostly AIDS orphans—to reimagine the harsh realities they experienced […]

    Lynsey Addario's "Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan" Now On View Through April 18

    Lynsey Addario’s “Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan” Now On View Through April 18

    Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan is on view at the Center for Documentary Studies through April 18. Renowned conflict photographer Lynsey Addario, a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, made her first trip to Afghanistan in 2000 to document the lives of women under the Taliban. Addario has returned many times, always training a close eye on women’s lives in […]

    Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

    Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

    The Center for Documentary Studies opened its doors as a nonprofit affiliate of Duke University in 1990; we’ll be celebrating our 25th Anniversary throughout 2015. Now online: a special anniversary issue of our quarterly publication, Document, which regularly features a selection of the best documentary work we support and produce. To browse past issues, click here. To receive print […]

    Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

    Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

    On a Friday evening in December 2014, eleven Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies received their Certificate in Documentary Arts. Their projects encompassed all varieties of media taught at CDS: There were five videos, three audio slideshows, two writing projects, and one multimedia website. The students capped off several years of study to come together […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    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 Mart…

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    Programs+Projects

    Deadline Extended to March 2 for CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing
    Deadline Extended to March 2 for CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

    The CDS Documentary Essay Prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies to honor the best …

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    Student Work

    Tonight: CDS Undergrad Outreach Film Series Kicks Off with "Grizzly Man"
    Tonight: CDS Undergrad Outreach Film Series Kicks Off with “Grizzly Man”

    The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is presenting a three-part screening series on Duke Univers…

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    CDS Recommends

    "Durham Grown": Duke + Durham Through Documentary Theater
    “Durham Grown”: Duke + Durham Through Documentary Theater

    Note: Rescheduled for March 3 due to the weather. A special production of the annual Me Too Monolog…

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