Looking In: The Outsider as Witness

What are the moral imperatives governing documentarians working in countries and cultures other than their own–especially countries in which the national film industry is developing, struggling or simply nonexistent? Do local filmmakers have territorial privilege? Is the outsider an intruder or a crucial witness? In conversation with Pat Aufderheide, Center for Social Media at American University, Kim Longinotto (The Day I Will Never Forget); Thierry Michel (Iran, Veiled Appearances); and Elaine Epstein (State of Denial) examine these principles and share the challenges they faced in creating their latest works.


Patricia Aufderheide
Kim Longinotto
Elaine Epstein
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