Home Town Documentary

THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!

The explosion in popularity of the "reality TV" genre over the past decade is a phenomenon that has led many non-fiction filmmakers to question how such shows differ from traditional notions of "documentary film." Most documentarians agree that documentary film is distinct from a reality TV episode because it informs or educates, and/or tries to convince people to act. Home Town Documentary participants will consider the question through the process of producing a short documentary focusing on the wide variety of summer learning activities for kids in Batesville, Arkansas.

The students will produce a documentary film profiling three long running programs that offer exciting summer activities for children in Batesville: the Batesville Area Arts Council's Summer Art Camp, the University of Arkansas Community College "Kids' College" program, and the T Tauri Movie Camp. The film will seek to inform young people and their parents of the fun and rewarding learning opportunities offered by these organizations.

The completed film will be shown at the Movie Camp Finale on Saturday, July 29. The tuition for Home Town Documentary is $90. Go to "At a Glance" for dates and times, location, and other information. The workshop will be taught by documentary filmmaker Scott Ramsey.

To register, click here for a Registration Form and a Risk and Consent Form.



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