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Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival

The Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival screens documentary shorts, features, and historical films 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 16, 2016
Phoenix Theatre, Henderson Humanities Building 
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Theme: Justice!
Cosponsored by the Faith and Justice Scholars Program

Block One – 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

This film block features The Clinton 12 – Watch an abbreviated version of the award-winning film by Keith McDaniel, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. This is the sixtieth anniversary of the desegregation of a school in Clinton, TN, the first to do so in the South. Discover the story of the KKK's violent reaction and the community's response. Q & A with the filmmaker following the film.

Block Two – 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

This film block features new documentary shorts by Carson-Newman Film Grads. Their films explore the photographic arts, the rise of meth labs, and the toll of human trafficking.  Q & A with CN film graduates William Mills and Ben Gibson following the films.

Block Three – 1:00 – 1:50 a.m.

This special program examines acting for film and television, especially historical productions. Hear the stories of television and film actor David Silverman (Walking Dead, Anchorman 2, etc.), and learn about the unique world of acting for the screen, especially in docudramas and other works based on historical events.

Block Four – 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

This film block features documentary tributes.  See some of the latest documentary work from current Carson-Newman film students as they tell the stories of some of the most engaging people. Then learn how one high school is using documentary and dramatic filmmaking to teach history.

Reception – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Join in a reception at the Appalachian Cultural Center.   You'll enjoy delicious snacks as you visit with filmmakers, actors from the film "Selma," and community activists and peruse the new exhibit by Carson-Newman history students and faculty entitled "We March with Selma."

Block Five – 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. CLW

Attend a screening of the award-winning docudrama Selma followed by Q & A about the production. Space is very limited and so please arrive early. Doors to the Phoenix Theatre open at 6:00 p.m.

Read the news release about the event.

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