- Visiting Artist
- Nina Chanel Abney
The first visiting artist in the Ruby is Chicago-born painter Nina Chanel Abney, whose large-scale paintings take on some of today’s most pressing social justice issues.
This new film tracks the fate of an iconic tobacco auction house in Durham and explores the tension between the drive for progress and the character of the city. A Q&A with director Carol Thompson and editor Jim Haverkamp will follow the screening.
An AMI Showcase presented by Screen/Society
Carol Thomson is an independent multimedia documentary producer and a web developer based in downtown Durham. She is the recipient of the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Award for her interactive documentary, Bridging Rails to Trails: Stories of the American Tobacco Trail. She received a Gracie Award for American Women in Radio and Television for the short video, HAND – Health Arts Network at Duke. Carol is also a former instructor at The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Jim Haverkamp is an award-winning filmmaker and editor based in Durham. He has worked as an editor on several feature documentaries, including SenCinema, Rarefied, Dancing with the Goddess, and Monster Road. His filmmaking credits include the short films It Had Wings, When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, and Hot Dog Man: A Case Study. Jim teaches courses in editing and moving image practice for Duke University’s Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and short form video production at The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.