In this class, teens will learn about documentary filmmaking and the techniques and skills needed for accurate and powerful investigative journalism. By looking at the work of Werner Herzog, Michael Moore, Errol Morris, and Ava DuVernay, this class will teach the importance of subject matter, composition, editing, and independent research. After choosing a topic, students will conduct interviews, collect fact-based and quantitative research, and have in-person conversations or debate around their subject. Pre-production, production and post-production processes will be taught in the class with a variety of softwares including Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and Garageband. No prior experience in filmmaking is necessary!