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.


Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival Coming May 10

The Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival celebrates the work of students graduating from the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.  2017 marks our very first graduating class. Our talented students have spent nearly a year developing their own short films for the festival. Each student has directed his or her own documentary, collaborating with…

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Robert Greene and Frederick Wiseman

Murray Center Filmmaker-in-Chief Discusses Documentary Craft with Legendary Director

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The old and new guard in the documentary world met Wednesday, April 5 at the Indiana University Cinema when groundbreaking observational filmmaker Frederick Wiseman sat in conversation with Murray Center Filmmaker-in Chief Robert Greene, himself an important voice in modern cinematic nonfiction. The event launched Indiana University’s “Filmmaker to Filmmaker: Conversations from…

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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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At Missouri, professional and real-world experience is an integral part of the curriculum. Students spend four years building a robust portfolio while learning by doing. Using professional equipment and software to film and produce their own documentary projects, students waste no time in gaining real-world experience. Not only do our students have the advantage of working in a real-world media environment, they’ll have world-class faculty to advise and mentor them through the process.

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