The weekend of April 14th is fast approaching, and I’ll soon be making the deliciously difficult choice of which documentaries to enjoy this year in downtown Durham, North Carolina at the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
But you may not know that Duke University Libraries Special Collections houses award-winning films from festivals past in the Full Frame Archive. The collection contains preservation master copies of award-winners from 1998-2010, with ongoing acquisitions.
Researchers, students and the general public are invited to use the Full Frame Archive. Films may be viewed on DVD in the Special Collections Reading Room in Perkins Library. A complete set of program books from the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, formerly DoubleTake, is also available. Educators may arrange on-campus screenings for classes and other groups.
This Thursday, 3/24, at 7 pm, Taking Root: The Vision of Wangara Maathai (Dater and Merton, 2008) will be shown in the Perkins Library Rare Book Room as part of the Rights! Camera! Action! Human Rights Film Screening Series. This series features documentaries with human rights themes that are part of the Full Frame Archive.
Keep in mind that this title (DVD 13071) as well as a multitude of Full Frame films, not just award-winners, are also available in Lilly Library on Duke University’s East Campus. So folks living in or visiting the Bull City have the opportunity to view these exemplary works all year round, not just one wonderful weekend per year.
Go forth and view!
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