27 Months

Three Americans join the Peace Corps and set off to change the world. For 27 months Andy, Marcy and Kate try to help remote communities of Azerbaijan, Liberia and the Philippines. They seek common ground and friendships with the locals, but find themselves isolated in communities that seem to think in alien ways. Will they …

The Last Barn Dance

Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood – his farm is limping along through an economy that has decimated most other family farms in Alamance County – but Randy is most worried about losing his way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted nearly 50 years …

While I Breathe, I Hope

What does it mean to be young, Black, and Democrat in the South? While I Breathe, I Hope unravels this question through the experiences of South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers. The film follows Sellers on his 2014 bid for Lt. Governor, through the Charleston Shootings in 2015, and to the present as he takes on …

Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project

What happens when a visionary French artist meets the creative spirit of a former Tobacco Road town in the midst of downtown revitalization? A singular grassroots arts project emerges that confounds expectations and takes the city of Durham, North Carolina by storm as buildings from a past incarnation of the city are transformed into temporary …

Bending Sticks

The feature length documentary Bending Sticks will celebrate the twenty-five year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations. …

Finding Croatoan

Scott Dawson, a native of Hatteras Island, North Carolina searches for evidence to prove the whereabouts of the infamous “Lost Colony” of Roanoke Island – America’s oldest mystery. With no formal archeological training he’s made it his life’s mission to prove the colony went to Hatteras Island, known as Croatoan. Scott has worked with British …

4th Annual Artists Convening – June 9 – 11, 2017.

Announcing the schedule for the 4th Annual Artists Convening! Featuring a Master Class with filmmaker Carlos Sandoval Carlos Sandoval is an Emmy nominated filmmaker whose work includes: THE STATE OF ARIZONA (with Catherine Tambini, Independent Lens, Emmy Nomination, CINE Golden Eagle), A CLASS APART (with Peter Miller, American Experience, Imagen Award, optioned by Eva Longoria), …

Fresh Docs screening – Friday, February 24, 2017

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of John Whitehead’s film Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story, a documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, black fiddler, Joe Thompson (1919—2012). …

Reel South – Season Two

REEL SOUTH returns with an expanded season and a new host—platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. The series premieres weekly on WORLD Channel, Sunday nights from January 8 through March 5, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Check local listings. REEL SOUTH is an anthology series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from across the American …

2016 SDF Artists Convening: June 10-12 in Durham, NC

THE ARTISTS CONVENING HAS REACHED CAPACITY! If you would like your name added to a waitlist, please email us at info@she3t.comand we will contact you if there are cancellations. NOTE:There are still tickets available for the Master Class with Gordon Quinn on Saturday, June 11th at 7 PM:  Purchase Tickets The 2016 SDF Artists Convening will be held Friday …