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The Making of American Nightmare

Join us for an insightful discussion with the creators behind the popular Netflix docuseries, 'American Nightmare'. Bernadette Higgins and Felicity Morris will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the making of this thought-provoking documentary.

American Nightmare delves into the case of Denise Huskins, who was kidnapped, drugged, and held captive by a violent intruder. Through careful research and gripping storytelling, the series challenges prevailing narratives, shedding light on the complexities of victimhood, media sensationalism, and investigative flaws. 

In this session, Higgins and Morris offer firsthand insights into the production process, highlighting ethical considerations and challenges encountered in bringing Huskins' story to the screen. Additionally, they will discuss broader themes and issues related to true crime genre, including navigating sensitive subject matter and the real-world impact of true crime on public perceptions. From the pitfalls of sensationalism to the importance of centering victims' voices, this session explores the power and responsibility of storytelling in the true crime genre.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with the minds behind American Nightmare and gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of true crime storytelling in today's media landscape.