Telling the stories of the most storied place

Longleaf: The Heart of Pine Teaser Trailer

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Uncategorized
Longleaf: The Heart of Pine Teaser Trailer

Sneak a birds-eye preview of Rex’s latest film. Coming Soon.

Welcome Janisse Ray

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

Media and Documentary Projects and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture were pleased to have been able to help sponsor Janisse Ray’s Earth Day Lecture as the last event in the Environmental Studies Spring Film and Lecture Series.  And we are happy to post the audio from that lecture here.  Enjoy Janisse Ray […]

Joe on the Mississippi Arts Hour

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

MDP Senior Producer Joe York was recently interviewed on MPB for the Mississippi Arts Hour by our old friend and former student Mary Margaret Miller White.  Thanks to Mary Margaret and all our friends at the Mississippi Arts Commission. Click on the link below to hear the interview. Listen to Joe on Mississippi Arts Hour.

Crucifixions Must Have Witnesses

Enjoy the latest installment in the Mississippi Stories series from MDP’s Rex Jones. Here Rex features Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, a Shelby, MS native and pastor of the Monumental Baptist Church in Memphis. Rev. Kyles tells his story of being on the Lorraine Motel balcony with Martin Luther King, Jr. when Dr. King was assassinated.

So Wonderfully Connected

Rex Jones has finished the second of his Mississippi Stories. This time Rex paints a portrait of Lee McCarty of McCarty’s Pottery in Merigold, Mississippi. Keep checking back for future installments in this series that will cover the state over the next year.

Mississippi Stories

Rex  is off to a great start with his new series on Mississippi Stories with one already “in the can.” Over the next year Rex will be taking our beloved “Rango” all across the state (and occasionally onto Beale Street, if necessary) looking for stories of interesting people and events so check back here for […]

Rex Hits the Road

Rex Jones, aka the new guy, has hit the road in search of Mississippi Stories. The first installment in this new MDP project, “Cherish the Music,” features M.B. Green, a custom instrument maker and musician from Louin. Nice job Rex. We can’t wait to who’s next.

They Didn't Get Famous (but Camilla might!)

Camilla Ann Aikin just completed an independent study with MDP’s Andy Harper on the Southern independent music scene in the 1980s.  The class, which consisted of research, writing, and oral history interviews culminates with a short film.  And here it is! Please note that this is the earlier class version. The finished version is here.

Mississippi Innocence Panel at Overby

Monday night the The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics hosted a screening of Mississippi Innocence and a riveting panel discussion that followed the film.  Moderated by Journalism professor Cynthia Joyce, the panel consisted of Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Fred Banks, Huffington Post Senior writer Radley Balko, New York Times Reporter Campbell Robertson […]

York Mini Festival This Week

Media and Documentary Projects and the Southern Foodways Alliance, two institutes of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, will present Three Recent Foodways Films by Joe York on Thursday, October 20 at noon in Paul B. Johnson Commons on the University of Mississippi campus. The event is free […]