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Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival

The Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival screens documentary shorts and features for the campus and community. It is a place for students, faculty, filmmakers, photographers, and the general public to share in stories and consider important issues facing the region and the world. Past festivals have featured Academy Award-winning filmmakers and compelling new documentary projects.

Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Phoenix Theatre, Henderson Humanities Building 
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Theme: Images of Change
Documentary Film Screenings and University Photography Competition

Film Block One – 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

This block features student films by Bryant Bural and Austin Taylor and The Kippy Brown Way, a short film about the wide receivers coach for the Seattle Seahawks by director Ben Gibson.  Gibson is a recent Carson-Newman graduate and the director of broadcast for the Bingham Group, a Knoxville-based advertising and public relations agency. Q & A following the film.

Film Block Two – 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Preview the new film DamNation with director Ben Knight, and then watch the academy-award winning film, Inocente, the story of a homeless teenager with a fierce determination to be an artist despite the bleak realities of her life. After the film, meet representatives of the Samaritan House, a homeless shelter sponsored by Carson-Newman.

Film Block Three – 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

View some short films including a preview of Keith McDaniel's upcoming film, Alvin Weinberg, about the nuclear physicist and administrator of Oak Ridge National Laboratory during and after the Manhattan Project. McDaniel is a Carson-Newman graduate, an award-winning filmmaker, and the director of the Knoxville Film Festival.

 Film Block Four – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Attend the premiere of Zac Adams' eye-opening documentary, Autism in America, narrated by Chandra Wilson. Q & A with the producer/director Zac Adams and co-producer Darren Williams following the film screening.

Film Block Five – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CLW

This film block features the documentary Living Hope, the story of the individuals involved in efforts to serve the poorest of Cape Town, South Africa.  Dr. David Crutchley and other Carson-Newman faculty members and students have been involved with this ministry.  Q & A with director David Kiern after the screening.

Film Block Six – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. CLW

This film block features DamNation, the provocative and visually stunning film about America's infatuation with dam construction and environmental efforts to reverse this trend. Q & A following the film with Ben Knight, the Colorado director and cinematographer of the film.

Images of Change, a student photography exhibit, is in the lobby of Henderson Humanities Building during the festival.  Photography competition winners announced during Film Block Six.

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