Documentary journalism students premiere their films at Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival on May 10-11

The films are the culmination of two years of work.

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May 6, 2021

After a virtual-only outing last year, the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism’s fifth annual Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival is back for 2021 in both in-person and virtual forms.

The in-person movie screenings will be shown at Stephens Lake Park amphitheater and will stretch over two nights, taking place on Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 11, starting at 8 p.m. each evening. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on in the socially-distanced spaces around the amphitheater.

“We’re excited to be able to show the films in person again this year, albeit with COVID-19 safety in mind,” said Stacey Woelfel, professor and director of the Murray Center. “Our students had to work smarter throughout the pandemic to get these films done. The work speaks for itself in how they were able to adapt and persevere.”

In addition to the in-person screenings, the films will be available for streaming from May 10 through May 16 at

Read more and see the full schedule from the Missouri School of Journalism

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