ON THE MEDIA | The Documentary Future: A Call for Accountability

July 6, 2020

[There is] something rotten at the core of the documentary film industry: an entrenched culture of entitlement and imperialist impulse on the part of filmmakers seeking to tell the stories of communities that are not their own, advancing disempowering narratives about marginalized communities—and all for personal gain. And the corporate money and interests that have begun to flood the field are not only unconcerned about the ethical implications of extractive filmmaking; they often reward this type of “predation.”

Source: The Documentary Future: A Call for Accountability

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