august, 2018

17aug1:00 pm2:00 pmStudent Welcome Day Stronger Than Fiction Screenings


Event Details

Select documentaries from the May 2018 Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival featuring the work of students graduating from the Documentary Journalism program at the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism will screen for Welcome Day attendees at the Missouri School of Journalism. The event takes place from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in 244 Walter Williams Hall.

Films screening are

In the Dark
dir. Jessie King
Reading isn’t natural, it’s not instinctual and it’s a fairly recent human invention. Reading is a struggle for each of us to master as children.  But those with dyslexia must fight to read their entire lives. Doctors say there is no cure and aim therapy and teaching coping strategies.  But Texas therapist Dr. Phyllis Books has been working to reverse dyslexia for more than 30 years. In the Dark follows those struggling with the condition and hoping Books can change their lives—in just five days.

Staci and Sadie
dir. Suzy Le Bel
Staci Manella and Sadie Debaun are best friends and business partners. This nonfiction buddy movie charts the determination of teammates to compete for each other, despite the obstacles that get in their way. As their challenges are revealed, the film focuses the importance of not letting any obstacles determine our lifestyles.

dir. Bella Graves
The film follows a young mother’s visit to the juvenile detention center where she was once incarcerated, returning this time as a trained somatic therapist. Through an intimate look into the lives of incarcerated youth, Roxana shows us the consequences of childhood trauma.


(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT


Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism

244 Walter Williams Hall, Columbia, MO 65211


Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary