THE POWER OF PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 

The Power of Personal Documentary Films summarizes the findings of focus groups and an online survey that inquired about the experiences of emerging documentary filmmakers of color in the industry. In particular, we looked at the impacts of white supremacy on filmmakers.

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June 5 – The Power of Personal Documentary Films: The Creators Session

Join us for a filmmakers’ case study for The Power of Personal Documentary Films! IN PERSON – Sunday June 5, 12:30pm KQED, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco Learn about our new article, The Power of Personal Documentary Films, which looks at the importance of personal storytelling in relationship to racism and white supremacy in the […]

May 11 – The Power of Personal Documentary Films: The Creators Session

Join us for a filmmakers’ case study for The Power of Personal Documentary Films! Presented at the CAAM Filmmaker Summit with A-DOC In this 90 minute presentation and interactive dialogue, IDA’s Director of Artist Development Abby Sun will moderate a presentation and discussion with Chanda Chevannes, Jennifer Crystal Chien, Nausheen Dadabhoy, a Muslim-American filmmaker and […]

Graphic Summary of The Power of Personal Documentary Films

Our new one-page graphic summary of the article The Power of Personal Documentary Films is now available! Learn at-a-glance highlights of our survey work on personal storytelling and its relationship to racism and white supremacy in the field.

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The Power of Personal Documentary Films looks at the importance of personal storytelling in relationship to racism and white supremacy in the industry.

 

BIPOC Launch Event, May 3rd 1pm PT / 4pm ET

 

Power of Personal Documentary FIlms Summary Graphic

Resources

 

Documentality
Organization focused on normalizing conversations about mental health in the documentary community. Currently in focus groups and research phase, will result in the release of a free online mental health resource and toolkit for the documentary community.
Somatic Abolitionism
Anti-racist practice to heal and process a white supremacist world.
Art Equity
Organization focused on providing tools, resources, and training at the intersection of art and activism. Offers leadership development and professional career support.
Annotated Guide to Racial Equity – Tool
Resource for organizations to incorporate racial equity in panels and other organizational work.

 

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