Duke University President Richard Brodhead to Receive 2017 Advocate Award
The prestigious Advocate Award is given annually in recognition of individuals who exemplify the heart, soul, and spirit of Full Frame through their leadership and support of the festival and the documentary community. As Duke’s president, Brodhead has personally invested his time and energy as a catalyst for Full Frame, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. This focus is indicative of his commitment to the arts, which have flourished at Duke during his 13-year tenure. President Brodhead is also recognized for cultivating and strengthening the vital relationships between the festival, the university, and the city of Durham and its residents.
“Full Frame has become an integral part not only of Duke and Durham but of the international community of artists and professionals working in documentary cinema,” said Brodhead. “I am honored by this recognition, as it has been my privilege to watch the festival grow and thrive, and it has been a continual enjoyment for the university to celebrate this important and inspiring art form every year.”