Jamie Kirk Han Foundation Fellowship Program

Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellowship Program

  One of the reasons we love our jobs is that we get to support the work of people and organizations doing great things in the world. The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation is a wonderful organization that believes that fostering conversations and listening to people in the community is key to making positive changes in the world. When making a video about your organization, it can be very tempting to sit a

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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 CDS to produce four short videos highlighting the work of each nominee to be shown

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Overburden - A Milesfrommaybe production, produced and edited by StoryMineMedia


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 this underrepresented community. This year marks the five year anniversary of the Upper Big Branch

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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 a certain judge on or off the bench. What does it mean for the objectivity of

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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 Audiences Everywhere and was featured in an article by Big Coal author Jeff Biggers. We’re also

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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 Sonita, a young Afghan refuge living in Iran as she pursues her dream to become

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