Final Edition

Director | Derek Poore

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Final Edition

Director | Derek Poore

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Concerned Student 1950

Director | Bajaj, Dietrich and Marvin

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Birder, Birdwatcher

Director | Sebastián Martínez

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The Gateway to Trump

Director | Alexandra Watkins

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An aggregation of important writing from and about the world of documentaries, including exclusive writing on the subject from the students and faculty of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.


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Spicee: French Journalists Bet on Digital Doc Delivery

Two Black Men a Week.  Syria: The Legions of Holy War. Migrants: The Pacific Solution. The first piece deals with the killing of black people by the US police, the second tells a week among jihadist groups in Syria, the third tackles the burning issue of migrant camps in Australia through drawings and video. All…

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Filmmaker Kamau Bilal Joins Mizzou Film Studies Faculty

When Kamau Bilal was 15, he would spend 8 hours at a time in his room, using a bootleg copy of Adobe Premiere to edit movies he made with his brother. Today, he works as a professional editor and filmmaker and is the newest faculty member in the University of Missouri’s Film Studies program. In…

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Paris is Burning: Expressing Identity

Renowned documentary editor Jonathan Oppenheim visited the Murray Center in October for a special screening of Paris is Burning and subsequent Q&A with filmmaker-in-chief Robert Greene at Ragtag Cinema. Students also got the opportunity to meet with Oppenheim for guidance on their specific projects and careers. Paris is Burning is an immersive documentary set in…

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Critic Talks New Journalism and Nonfiction Cinema

Film critic and journalist Eric Hynes visited the Murray Center in October to discuss the extensive parallels he sees between the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and current trends in cinematic documentary film. Hynes used Robert Greene’s Kate Plays Christine as a jumping off point for his exploration of these parallels, discussing the film…

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