Come see A Quest for Meaning. Sept 30. 7 PM — Tawes 1100.
This new documentary from The Duncan Entertainment Group about J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis will premiere on PBS this fall, but you can see it now! After the screening, director Chip Duncan will be here in person to have a Q & A with the audience.
Chip Duncan is a filmmaker, author, photographer and President of The Duncan Group, Inc., a documentary production company formed in 1984. Duncan and his team recently completed the three-part public television series THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY (broadcast internationally during 2013). Interviews include Douglas Brinkley, Oscar Arias, Walter Mondale, Paul Volcker, Sandra Day O’Connor, Condoleezza Rice, Robert Reich, George Shultz, Reza Aslan, and Andrew Young …among others. Duncan is currently in production on a feature documentary called THE NEGOTIATOR. The film tells the story of former Senator George Mitchell’s historic struggle to bring peace to Northern Ireland. Interviews with Senator Mitchell, President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have already been completed. During late August, 2014, Duncan completed the short documentary THE SOUND MAN featuring Nairobi-based sound engineer Abdul Ramadhan. The film tells the story of Abdul’s 35 year career documenting news and crisis throughout East Africa including the genocide in Rwanda and the civil war in Sudan. Duncan’s production of A QUEST FOR MEANING – Myth, Imagination & Faith in the Lives & Literature of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien is currently in post-production will air nationwide on public television during 2015.The classroom component of Duncan’s series on global warming – THE LIFE & DEATH OF GLACIERS -was released to schools across North America in September, 2011 by Discovery Education. The feature documentary – MELTDOWN – WORLD WITHOUT ICE is currently in production with an estimated completion during 2015. Other notable documentary productions include the 2009 PBS Special LANDSLIDE: THE PRESIDENCY OF HERBERT HOOVER. The PBS Special IN A JUST WORLD – CONTRACEPTION, ABORTION & WORLD RELIGION aired nationwide in 2003. The national release of THE COST OF FREEDOM – SECURITY, CIVIL LIBERTY & THE USA PATRIOT ACT premiered on public television that same year. Duncan’s production of the 13-part Discovery Network series MYSTIC LANDS was broadcast in more than 140 countries around the world during 1996. That same year, Duncan produced the feature film EDEN which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. During October, 2013, Duncan completed his third journey to war-torn Afghanistan. His work includes still photo documentation of humanitarian and educational projects in Kabul, Bamyan, Panjshir and several northern provinces. During May, 2012 Duncan documented health care conditions in the Irrawaddy Delta region of Burma (Myanmar). Later in 2012, Duncan documented several carbon-reducing development programs in Ghana. During October, 2011, Duncan collaborated with Nairobi-based Camerapix to create three short films on food security for One.org. Duncan documented relief efforts in Darfur, Sudan during 2008 and he was part of the first response to the Haitian earthquake during January, 2010. Duncan documented humanitarian projects in Darfur, Sudan during 2008 and post-earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan during early 2006.