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Arts of the Moving Image

Welcome to the Arts of the Moving Image, a film, video, and digital studies program at Duke University (more info)

Lauren Wolkstein, Duke '04, speaks:

Filmmaker and Duke alumna Lauren Wolkstein visited campus recently for a homecoming screening. She shares some thoughts for aspiring filmmakers in this video.

Graduates speak:

Students who graduated with an AMI Certificate in May 2014 discuss their experiences and the value of AMI in their Duke experience. Edited by AMI Certificate student King Lu ('15)


Gary Hawkins, Visiting Lecturer, has a new experimental short film ('Me and You') premiering at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Scotland this April.

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Duke alumnus Lawrence Chen ('09) presented a selection of his work and had a Q&A on Thursday Sep 10 as part of AMI's Alumni Homecoming series.

    • Lawrence Chen screening

Gary Hawkins, Visiting Lecturer with AMI and the Center for Documenatry Studies, screened his new short film 'Zero Irony' at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and also at the 46th Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam.

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Screen/Society's AMI Showcase series hosted a screening of Jon Stewart's Rosewater on March 17.  Hear the post-screening discussion between Duke professors Negar Mottahedeh and Phil Bennett.  Read features from IslamiCommentary about the event here and here

Trailer for Speculation Nation by Bill Brown & Sabine Gruffaut

Speculation Nation, directed by AMI Lecturing Fellow Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffaut, won the Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film at the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival. The documentary explores the effect of the world financial crisis on the landscape of Spain.

    • Shambhavi Kaul in Shanghai

Mount Song, a short film by Visiting Artist and Filmmaker Shambhavi Kaul, is part of the 10th Shanghai Biennale, running through the end of March 2015.

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