Telling the stories of the most storied place

Harrison Screening

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Community Outreach, Documentaries

Joe York and Andy Harper spent last weekend in Harrison, Arkansas for a screening of Mississippi Innocence as part of the Ozark Art Council fall arts series.  The event, sponsored by the Harrison Community Task Force on Race Relations was outstanding and Levon and Kenny were moved by the outpouring of support from the full house […]

Mississippi Innocence

MISSISSIPPI INNOCENCE tells the story of Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer, two men who combined spent over thirty years behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. Here is the trailer that we’ve created for the Oxford Film Festival pre-screening of Joe York’s moving film, Mississippi Innocence.  Produced with Tucker Carrington and the Mississippi Innocence Project […]

Filmmaking Workshop Hi-Lites!

Here’s a little bit of behind-the-scenes action from the filmmaking workshop that Media & Documentary Projects helped put on last month.  We worked with the Boys & Girls Club, the Oxford Film Festival, and local filmmakers Nitin and Deepak Mantena of Celery Studios in creating a day-long filmmaking camp for local children.  Look for the […]

Blessing of the Fleet

In February, the UM Media & Documentary Projects Center and the Southern Foodways Alliance began work on a year-long project. The result will be a feature-length documentary film “Southern Food: The Movie.” Joe York, who is directing the film, recently returned from a two-week turn along the Gulf Coast where he filmed contestants at the […]

Rock It!

As a part of the week of service leading up to the inauguration of Chancellor Jones, we will be producing a retrospective look at the variety of service projects that are happening on campus. One of the events that happened last night was the “Rock the Bus” where Graduate School members collected school supplies for […]

A Captive Audience

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with a journalism class at West Union High School outside of Oxford about the type of production we do here at Media and Documentary Projects. As you can see from the photo, the students were highly engaged. Just kidding. I snapped this after they left…I promise. Thanks […]

MDP is the MAC

  This week the Media and Documentary Projects Center traveled to McComb and Tupelo to address the Mississippi Arts Commission  festival and event coordinator’s workshops (co-sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority).  Andy, Matthew, and Micah hit the road and we used this blog entry to show how easy it is to create content on the fly […]