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Doc Shorts: Method M

A sampler of films from students in the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, which applies the "Missouri Method" approach to the hands-on teaching of journalism to the field of documentaries.

108 minutes 6 Films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available Worldwide

Q&A with shorts directors and Stacey Woelfel, director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.

Doc Shorts Programming sponsored by Barry & Jackie Albrecht and Pat Scallet

 

46 Years

46 Years

Directed by
Catherine Hoffman
2020
20 minutes
English
The filmmaker explores the broken, contradictory accounts of her grandfather's murder in 1967, attempting to glue the pieces together and find the truth of an event that rocked both the family and the larger Black Muslim community across America.
Diary of a Teenage Zealot

Diary of a Teenage Zealot

Directed by
Megan Smith
2020
14 minutes
English
A self-portrait of a filmmaker's ongoing crisis of faith that combines materials gathered both during and after her life in the Assemblies of God church, the world's largest Pentecostal denomination.
Green Cheese Moon

Green Cheese Moon

Directed by
Colleen Andrae
2020
16 minutes
English
A chronicle of the fight by Robert Richardson, a father of three who spent nearly nine years in prison, to change Missouri's outdated HIV criminalization laws.
The Hat

The Hat

Directed by
Thomas Rechenberg
2020
14 minutes
English
An exploration of the visceral emotions evoked by the most politically divisive symbol of our time: President Donald Trump's MAGA hat.
Natchez

Natchez

Directed by
Daniel Christian
2020
28 minutes
English
A vibrant portrait of life in the small Mississippi tourist town of Natchez, where locals are stuck in the amber of a Confederate fantasy and locals eternally contend with questions of history and mythology, of industry and power.
Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers

Directed by
Sarah Sabatke
2020
15 minutes
English
As Littleton, Colo., prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School, two award-winning journalists reflect on their coverage of the event and community members remember their lost loved ones amid unrelenting media attention.