Intern Podcast: Behind The Messy Truth

MHP fall 2016 interns Lisa Fierstein and Aisha Jama share reflections on the day they spent working as production assistants for the The Messy Truth shoot in Gettysburg, PA.

It's been a whirlwind since The Messy Truth ― the web series co-produced by Meridian Hill Pictures and Magic Labs Media ― aired just days before the November 2016 election. The three-part series has since garnered more than 4 million views on Facebook and spurred lots of attention and conversation surrounding the honest discussions depicted in the three episodes.


Interns Lisa and Aisha recorded their thoughts as PA’s on the shoot to offer a behind-the-scenes perspective of the day’s events and to document their reflections on the experience. In their podcast they discuss the context and unique timing of the series, Van Jones’s method of interviewing participants, and Meridian Hill Pictures’ concerted effort to bring authenticity and complexity to such charged and often divisive and difficult discussions like the 2016 election.

All three episodes of the Messy Truth can be watched here.


Thanks for tuning in and keep the discussion going! #docfilmsmatter

Photos by Lisa Fierstein and Michelle Aguilar

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