Docs that Rock: Can Nonfiction Films Have an Impact Beyond Exhibition?

You don't have to attend a film festival or art house to feel the raw power of issue-driven documentaries, increasingly, strategically distributed nonfiction is finding enthusiastic audiences among those who have never heard of "independent filmmaking," yet who are often transformed by the stories they see. This seminar will probe the meaning of "impact": what is it, can it be measured, and should artists even care? Specific case studies, from "P.O.V."'s experiments in community building with mainstream organizations, to more guerilla tactics, will kick off the dialogue. Panelists and moderator will be announced on the catalogue Updates page. This panel is hosted by P.O.V./American Documentary, Inc.

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