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Ozarks Film Festival attendees view a student-produced documentary on Jesse James, who was involved in a deadly shootout on the square of nearby Springfield, Missouri.

FROM THE HEADLESS COBBLER TO BURIED TREASURE--STUDENT FILMMAKERS DOCUMENT OZARKS' LORE

May 05, 2016

The Ozarks' Film Festival, a partnership between Missouri's Ava and Mountain Grove High Schools, provided a wonderful forum for students to learn about their region's rich culture and garner first-hand experiences in documentary filmmaking. Facilitated by the husband-wife teaching duo of Zak and Rachel Hamby, students were guided by a research protocol and encouraged to examine any number of historical topics. Zak and Rachel, high school teachers in Ava and Mountain Grove respectively, submitted an application to the Rural School Collaborative for funding from its Grants in Place program. The Hambys, along with more than 30 other rural teachers from seven states, received funding to support their project as part of the inaugural 2015-16 Grants in Place effort.

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