Behind the scenes at The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

One of the Clarion Content’s triggermen got behind the scenes in downtown Durham where they are setting up and getting their shine on for the arrival of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival this weekend, and all the star power and bacchanal that accompanies it.


Outside the Carolina Theater

Why is the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival such an important institution? What does it mean to our community? What is the scene and the feel like heading into its fifteenth year? Read the Clarion Content’s film director, Ned Phillips, 2,500 hundred word paean from last year’s festival here for all that and more. (with a flourish)


Inside the Durham Convention Hall




Command central, with family



The big screen



High tech



Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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