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Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival

 Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival


Monday, March 10, 2014

Henderson Humanities Building

Phoenix Theatre


10:00  –  Film Block I

 Appalachian Outreach and other short documentaries

Student Laken Kimsey’s film presents the story of Carson-Newman University’s outreach ministry and the lives it is helping to transform.


11:00  –  Film Block II

The Children Next Door

Based on the story of one Tennessee family, this award-winning film reveals the world of domestic violence through the eyes of children, searching for solutions to what is too often a hidden tragedy.


1:00 ­– 2:30  –  Film Block III

Hunger in America

Desperate Housewives star James Denton narrates this powerful documentary tackling the hunger epidemic in the United States.  Nashville director Zac Adams and producer Darren Williams will introduce their new film and answer questions after the screening.


7:00 – 9:00  –  Film Block IV  (CLW)


 Arrive Early, Space Limited

Inspired by the book Death at SeaWorld, this documentary, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, tells the story behind the fatal attack of SeaWorld trainer, Dawn Brancheau by the orca whale Tilikum.  In startling images and with stories from trainers, audience members, and experts, this award-winning film explores the effects of confinement on these huge marine animals and the people that care for them.

Dr. John Jett, a former SeaWorld trainer featured in the film, will introduce Blackfish and answering questions after the screening. Dr. Jett is now Visiting Research Professor of Environmental Science at Stetson University.  He is an expert on waterway management and marine mammal conservation and recently was nominated for Stetson University’s “Teacher of the Year.”