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November 2020


November 17, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Help us welcome Duke's new Vice Provost for the Arts as Full Frame presents an encore virtual presentation of the 2011 Jury Award Winner for Best Short, ONE NIGHT IN KERNERSVILLE (dir. Rodrigo Dorfman).  Immediately following the 20 minute screening, John Brown will join Full Frame director Deirdre Haj in a conversation. The event is free and open to all. Register to attend today! Very much in the moment, this character study of jazz bassist John Brown reveals his inner…

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December 2020

Teach the Teachers | Between Truth & Reality: Promoting Media Literacy in the Documentary Age

December 9, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Now more than ever, it’s vital that students be able to parse fiction from reality, whether it be what they see on the news, social media and on streaming networks. However, many students struggle to do so, even as teachers incorporate specific media literacy components into their curriculum. Part of that is because real media literacy is being able to delineate simple fact from fiction, but also the harder challenge of separating truth from reality. In this session, the facilitator…

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February 2021

Teach the Teachers | As Good As New: Using Documentary to Freshen Up Stale Concepts

February 17, 2021, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

We are in the golden age of documentary. Many students have seen them, on YouTube, Netflix, and other streaming services, often without even having the medium categorized and defined for them as such. As school-aged children consume more and more streaming content, transferring documentary content to the classroom setting is a natural transition. Even more natural, in many cases, than a textbook, research article, or news report. In addition to the video format being more accessible, documentary – with its…

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May 2021

Teach the Teachers | Film Trip: How Documentaries Build Bridges to a Larger World

May 12, 2021, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

In these times of tightened school budgets, it’s very difficult to plan and execute a field trip for students. And while documentaries will never be a replacement for the authentic experience of a field trip, they can, like the best films, transport students to a place and time far away from the modern classroom. Not only that, but documentaries, with their frequent focus on personal stories, and often stories of people of color or everyday folks who may be left…

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