documentary

Arts and Culture
4:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

New documentary on Churchill premieres

The film premiered at Capitol City Cinema.
Credit Maureen Lewis-Stump / KBIA

The National Winston Churchill Museum in Fulton is hoping to get more visitors through a new documentary.

The film was shown Tuesday night at the Jefferson City Capitol City Cinema as an inaugural presentation for the theater. It was preceded by a reception at Capitol City Cork and Provisions, a new restaurant that is connected to the theater.

Rob Havers is the Director of the Churchill Museum. He said he hopes the film will help with tourism.

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Global Journalist
12:40 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Filmmakers expose US covert operations around the world

'Dirty Wars' director Richard Rowley traveled to Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, to investigate the reach of US covert operations.
Credit Photo courtesy of Dirty Wars

In the past few months, a trio of documentary films and the feature film Zero Dark Thirty have given viewers an inside look at counterterrorism and covert warfare. The films coincide with a growing international scrutiny of drone strikes — a new type of targeted killing that’s been the centerpiece of U.S. counterintelligence strategy since Barack Obama became president.  

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Arts and Culture
11:57 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Web documentary asks: How does a city reinvent itself?

The Reinvention Stories project highlights seven residents of Dayton, Ohio and their stories of reinvention after the shutdown of the GM plant.
Credit Reinventionstories.org

Hostess. Nordyne. Fuqua Building Systems. AP Green.

The shutdown of all these plants signaled the loss of hundreds of Missouri jobs. Now imagine if it was just one powerhouse plant that helped define a city – a city known for its innovation and production.

“Dayton, Ohio has a big legacy of invention,” filmmaker Steve Bognar says. “From the car starter, to the step ladder, to the pop top can, to the cash register [having been] invented here.”

But imagine that plant closes. How does a city of inventors reinvent itself in this new time?

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Business Beat
6:01 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

'Big Tree' struggles during drought; Web doc explores reinvention

The Big Tree of Boone County, Mo., is 90-feet tall, has a 287-inch circumference and a 130-foot limb spread.
Credit Peggy Lowe / Harvest Public Media

Before the American Revolution, before the Civil War, before Lewis and Clark came through here, a huge tree has been standing in central Missouri, growing to 90-feet tall. The beloved bur oak – which everybody calls "The Big Tree" -- has survived floods, lightning strikes and all kinds of punishments during her 350 years on the prairie. But, as Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe reports, last year’s record drought was especially hard on the Big Tree.

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Global Journalist
6:25 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

How some filmmakers evade censorship in former Soviet states

"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" was one of the films discussed during a True/False panel discussion about filming in former Soviet republics.
Credit Courtesy of Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

During the True/False Documentary Film Festival in Columbia, directors from around the world gather to screen their films and talk about their craft.

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Arts and Culture
3:37 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

The True/False film festival happens 'in the slash'

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Catch all of KBIA's filmmaker interviews for this year's True/False Film Festival. Read True/False Conversations or listen to them through iTunes.

The world Paul Sturtz and David Wilson have spent 10 years creating started with the schism between reality and fiction.

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Intersection
6:49 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

How True/False has evolved over the years

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Global Journalist
6:18 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

A conversation with director Scott Thurman

There is nothing unusual about political fights over public school curricula and the content of textbooks. The textbooks can influence how people think about history and social issues, sometimes for decades or more. So, the battles take place around the United States,  and they take place around the world.

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Intersection
6:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Life as a rural teenager

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Arts and Culture
4:57 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Audio documentary at True/False: A Q&A with Third Coast Artistic Director, Julie Shapiro

A T/F robot walks the March March parade at 2011's True/False Film Festival
vagabond by nature Flickr

One of the stranger events at T/F this year isn’t even a film. The Third Coast International Audio Festival is bringing seven audio documentaries to Columbia and “screening” them in a darkened theater. It’s called the Third Coast Breakfast Club and it’s playing Saturday at 10am in little Ragtag.

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Education
4:51 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Columbia's Battle honored in documentary

MU Cooperative Media Group

MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:30 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Interview with director Peter Richardson

Richardson's film, How to Die in Oregon, explores the state's controversial Death with Dignity Act.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Flickr

The film How to Die in Oregon, follows several terminally ill patients as they undertake the difficult decision to end their lives under the state’s controversial Death with Dignity Act.

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