Reporting Real Life, Telling True Stories
Join us once again in Columbia, Missouri, from March 4-6, 2015, as a dynamic group of filmmakers, journalists, and film critics engage in a series of thoughtful and energetic discussions about telling true stories in film and journalism. The fourth year of Based on a True Story: The Intersection of Documentary Film and Journalism will again set about analyzing the intersection of nonfiction storytelling forms, advocacy in that storytelling, and the cultural and ethical implications of the convergence between journalism and documentary film.
An interdisciplinary group of scholars at the University of Missouri — sponsored by the Mizzou Advantage Program — will be partnering again with the True/False Film Fest to continue our tradition of light-hearted yet serious-minded discussions about documentary film. Conference attendees will spend time engaging with some of the top thinkers, purveyors, and practitioners of documentary film. It will be the perfect run-up to the 12th annual True/False Film Festival, March 5–8, 2015!