CDS 25th Anniversary Honoree Series

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honored Sam Pollard, John Cohen, the Kitchen Sisters, and Natasha Tretheway for their outstanding contributions to the world of documentary filmmaking, photography, audio storytelling and poetry. The awards were given as part of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) 25th anniversary celebration and national forum Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions. We partnered with […]

Overburden

When a coal mine disaster kills her brother, Betty, a pro-coal activist, joins forces with Lorelei, a tree-hugging environmentalist, to take on the most dangerous coal company in the United States. We partnered with director, Chad A. Stevens, to edit and produce seven years of his vérité documentation exploring the social, environmental and economic complexities in […]

Skewed Justice

  By now, we’re all used to being bombarded with political attack ads around election time. But in 39 states, a growing number of those ads are attacking judicial candidates on their criminal justice records. In many cases those ads are paid for by special interest groups who have economic and political reasons for wanting […]

Exciting Overburden Updates

Exciting Overburden Updates

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since Overburden premiered at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Since then it’s been accepted to twenty film festivals, has received six awards, and has been shown all over the country and abroad. It was chosen as one of the 10 best documentaries of 2015 by […]

CDS Filmmaker Award Committee

CDS Filmmaker Award Committee

This April Elena served on the Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award committee for the 2016 Full Frame Film Festival and watched all the films in the New Docs category. There were several amazing documentaries in this pool, but one film stood out to all the committee members: Sonita. This unique, inspiring and brave film follows […]