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Center for Doc Studies

Duke Center for Documentary Studies

Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is dedicated to documentary expression and its role in creating a more just society. CDS teaches, produces and presents the documentary arts across a full range of media — photography, audio, film, writing, experimental and emerging media.


Film Screening:

  • Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 90th Birthday Celebration with Center for Documentary Studies and Duke University School of Divinity.

  • Event management, PR, guest coordination, speakers, students, and fundraising.Hosted a documentary screening of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's film "Children of the Light", followed by a facilitated discussion with the film guide.

  • Private VIP reception with Thandeka Tutu

  • Community Panel Discussion: African Student Association | Dave Mason, Civil Rights Activist | Delores Baily, Executive Director Empowerment | Dianne Jackson, President Chapel Hill NAACP | Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Dean of Duke School of Divinity | Rev Justin Coleman Duke Divinity Consulting Faculty & University United Methodist Church Chapel Hill |  Reverend Mark Royster, First Baptist Church Chapel Hill | Sarah Hamilton, TutuDesk Advisory Board Member | Senator Valerie Foushee, State of North Carolina | TutuDesk Student Ambassadors Joyah Horton, Sophia Rangel, Zadie Taylor
  • Q & A Discussion with Thandeka Tutu

  • Call to Action to support students through TutuDesk. Founded  in 2012 in partnership with the United Nations Special Envoy for Education., the TutuDesk campaign supplies portable and sustainable workstations for children at home, schools, refugee camps, conflict-affected areas, and even to US homeless shelters. Since its launch, TutuDesk has provided more than 1.5 million desks  with a goal of 20 million desks to children by 2030. $20 provides one desk to a student in need.

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