Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Documentary Ethics - new report

Just released today: Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in Their Work -- a new report from American University's Center for Social Media. Written by Pat Aufderheide, Peter Jaszi, and Mridu Chandra, the report summarizes the results of 45 extended interviews with documentary filmmakers and is presented as the beginning of an important conversation. Jon Else, Bill Nichols, and Sheila served as advisors.

CSM also authored the invaluable Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.