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 […]

    Submissions Open February 1 for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

    Submissions Open February 1 for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

    This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the prestigious Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies. The $10,000 prize is given to encourage documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed photographer Lange and writer and social scientist Taylor, and supports documentary artists—working alone or in teams—whose existing, extended fieldwork projects rely on the interplay of words and images. […]

    Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins Scopes the International Film Fest

    Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins Scopes the International Film Fest

    Filmmaker Gary Hawkins, a longtime instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies, is in the Netherlands for the world premiere of his short experimental film Zero Irony at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Hawk will be sending text, video, and still-image dispatches while he’s there. Herewith, his first—words and images (scroll down for slideshow and […]

    Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series "Aunties"

    Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series “Aunties”

    Freelance photographer Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned curator and historian Sandra S. Phillips to win the seventh biennial Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for her color series Aunties. The images document, as Sabin writes, “the lives of my aunts who live in Northwest Russia. Alevtina and Ludmila are in their seventies but carry on the traditional Russian […]

    Ethics Film Series Explores Music and Identity with Four Acclaimed Films

    Ethics Film Series Explores Music and Identity with Four Acclaimed Films

    Each spring, Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics sponsors a film series in collaboration with the Center for Documentary Studies, the Screen/Society, and the Arts of the Moving Image program that provides popular, accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme. The four films in this year’s Ethics Film Series—The Visitor, Buena Vista Social Club, Once, and […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    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 …

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    Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
    Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    February 20, 2015, deadline: Duke University undergraduates have the unique opportunity to join othe…

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    Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply During February 2015 for Student Documentary Awards
    Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply During February 2015 for Student Documentary Awards

    Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documenta…

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