UM debate documentary premiere set for Friday

Published 7:48 pm Thursday, September 24, 2009

The University of Mississippi will screen a documentary on the 2008 Presidential Debate on Friday at the Overby Center Auditorium.

The 4 p.m. screening of “The Debate Starts Here: The Presidential Debate Comes to Ole Miss” marks the one-year anniversary of the debate.

Matthew Graves, with the Ole Miss Media and Documentary Projects Center, compiled the film from hundreds of hours of footage shot over the months leading up to the debate.

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It features interviews with university officials, Oxford residents, national journalists and politicians, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the efforts required to transform the Ford Center for the Performing Arts and to create the Media Filing Center.

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