Just back from one of my favorite places, Durham N.C. and the innovative Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Took another one of their Summer Institutes- an intense and exhilarating six days of wall to wall classes, talks, viewings and general documentary fun.
If you're not familiar with CDS, they are the first institution in the United States dedicated to the preservation and practice of the American documentary tradition. And the gathering place for deep, rich conversation between students, artists, faculty and everyone else who wanders through, is the porch, seen here. Complete with rocking chairs. I don't get a lot of sleep when I am there, but I learn a lot.
For more information on the Center for Documentary Studies, see the link below.