Full Frame Theater | American Tobacco Campus | 320 Blackwell St., Durham, NC
Doing documentary work in the digital age presents new opportunities and challenges. How has the digital landscape—supporting mobility, connectivity, participation, replication, interactivity, crowdsourcing—altered the ways in which artists view, conduct, and disseminate their work? And what do these developments mean for educators as they adapt to a shifting environment?
What time-tested attributes and approaches for making and presenting compelling work do we value and pass on? And how do we pass them on?
10:30 a.m. Teaching Documentary: Doing (and Sharing) the Work | Session I
This session will focus on university-based documentary education programs, looking at different approaches to teaching documentary methods and the thinking at different institutions, and by different teachers, about the role of documentary in higher education (and society) and the best ways to teach students to reap those benefits and support the creation of good work.
Alex Harris, Professor of the Practice / Sanford School of Public Policy / Duke University and Co-founder / Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Anuradha Rana, Professional Lecturer / Cinema Production, Directing, Screenwriting / School of Cinematic Arts / DePaul University
Anthony Major, Program Director, Zora Neale Hurston Institute for Documentary Studies / Associate Professor, Film, School of Visual Art & Design / University of Central Florida
Annie J. Howell, Distinguished Lecturer / Department of Media and Communication Arts / City College of New York
Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging / Tisch School of the Arts / New York University
Cynthia Hill, Co-Director and Associate Teaching Professor, Documentary Film Program / Wake Forest University and Cara Pilson, Co-Director and Associate Teaching Professor, Documentary Film Program / Wake Forest University
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Teaching Documentary: Doing (and Sharing) the Work | Session II
The session will focus on community-based or non-institutionally based projects/programs that teach and employ documentary methods, looking at how these organizations or programs get formed and sustain themselves, what role they play, what they can do that university-based programs cannot, and how their approaches may differ.
Alison Morley, Chair, Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program / International Center of Photography and Lacy Alison, Director of Community Programs / International Center of Photography
Rick Falco, President, Vision Project
Noland Walker, Senior Content Director and Independent Lens Co-Curator / ITVS
Laura Doggett, Community Artist and Educator
Brett Cook, Artist and Educator
Seating for Sunday’s discussions about documentary education is extremely limited. Please contact Kathryn Banas at 919-660-3687 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being added to the Sunday waiting list or with other questions about the Forum and 25th Anniversary celebration.