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Watch: Meet the World’s Fastest Stenographers in SXSW Doc ‘For the Record’ (Exclusive)

Watch: Meet the World's Fastest Stenographers in SXSW Doc 'For the Record' (Exclusive)

Court reporting teacher turned documentary filmmaker Marc Greenberg’s SXSW premiere “For the Record” follows a group of stenographers as they strive to attain the Guinness title of World’s Fastest Court Reporter. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Mark Kislingbury is considered the ‘rock star’ of the steno world, the current record holder at 360 words per minute. His challengers include Dee Boenau, a driven captioner from Florida, and Stan Sakai, an EDM-loving CART provider who shatters the traditional idea of what a court reporter is. As we track their paths to the Guinness attempt, we explores the ‘steno culture,’ as experienced by stenographers, through such events as 9/11, the Nuremberg trials and other high-profile courtroom moments, while reviewing the history of these ‘keepers of the record.'”

A Biggen Idea production, the documentary premieres Saturday, March 14 in Austin. Here’s an exclusive clip.

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