Acclaimed English director and screenwriter John Akomfrah visited the MFAEDA Carpentry Shop on October 26th to discuss his approach to filmmaking and to participate in critiques of MFA student work. Akomfrah also screened and discussed his previous work and artistic practice with the greater Duke and Durham communities at the Nasher Museum of Art on October 27th.
James Longley is a documentary filmmaker whose works examine the lives of people in conflict zones, mostly in the Middle East and South Asia. Longley’s 2006 film, Iraq in Fragments, won numerous honors, including three jury awards at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award. His short, Sari’s Mother (2006), was also nominated for an Academy Award. Longley won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009.
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