In a world where every fact is challenged, deep research is the best defense. Research and fact-checking are bookends in the investigative process from story development to the final cut. Whether the filmmaker partners with a researcher, needs to train a new assistant or has to do it on her own, there are methods, tools and techniques beyond Google for connecting the dots, tracking down visual assets and human sources and bulletproofing the production. Filmmaker Johanna Hamilton (1971, The Trial) and filmmaker and curator Shola Lynch (Free Angela And All Political Prisoners, Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed) will discuss the documentary research mindset and process. Investigative researcher Margot Williams (The Intercept and Field of Vision) will take you on a whistle stop tour of skills and resources for finding public records, data, media and people locators online and on foot.