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2017 Schedule

Based on a True Story: The Intersections of Documentary Film and Journalism
At the Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri
March 1 — 3, 2017

Schedule subject to change. All sessions are held at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at The University of Missouri. For detailed descriptions of the individual panels, see below.

6:00 PM

Opening reception

Rhynsburger Theatre
7:00 PM Making Documentary Now! 

Showrunners Alex Buono and Rhys Thomas on IFC's Hit New Series

Moderated by Sam Adams

Rhynsburger Theatre
10:00 – 11:30 AM Real Worlds: Reality TV, Tabloid Culture and President Trump

Featuring Jonathan Murray, Robert Greene, and Elahe Izadi

Moderated by Tabitha Jackson (Sundance Institute)

Fred Smith Forum
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM In the Studio with the Ross Brothers

A closer look at their installation

Introduced by Brad Prager

Fred Smith Forum
12:15 –
1:15 PM
Lunch Fred Smith Forum
1:15 –
2:45 PM
Whose Truth? Documentary Art in the Age of Alternative Facts

Featuring RaMell Ross, Brett Story, Yance Ford, and Damon Davis

Fred Smith Forum
3:00 –
3:50 PM
The Voice of Witness Project

Renowned Journalist Jimmie Briggs covers Ferguson, MO

Moderated by Kamau Bilal

Fred Smith Forum
4:00 –
5:00 PM
The Art of Resistance

A discussion exploring how art and technology can fight back against persecution and threats to our civil liberties

Featuring Erinn Clark (First Look Media), Josh Begley (The Intercept), and Loira Limbal (Firelight Media)

Moderated by AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook, co-creators of Field of Vision

Fred Smith Forum
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Cinematography Master Class: KJ vs. Khalik

A More-Than-Master Class, Featuring two Award-Winning Nonfiction Cinematographers

Featuring Kirsten Johnson and Khalik Allah

Moderated by Eric Hynes

Fred Smith Forum