Wherein Lies the Truth?

Saturday, January 18
2:00 p.m.

The history of documentary film demonstrates that truth is elusive at best. But several films this year examine ways that “truths” form and subsequently warp because of a tangled web of mediating forces. They illustrate an often-noted effect: the act of observation alters the observed. So how do Jeremiah Zagar (CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart), Jesse Moss (The Overnighters), Todd Miller (Dinosaur 13), and Nadav Schirman (The Green Prince) view the Holy Grail of truth? Moderated by Patricia Finneran.

Open to all credential holders and the general public on a space available basis.


Jeremiah Zagar
Jesse Moss
Nadav Schirman
Patricia Finneran
Todd Douglas Miller
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