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Documentary Magazine

Spring 2017

In today’s political climate, the documentary community is facing the possibility of losing some of its most vital sources of public funding—which, in turn, have spurred further support from foundations, corporations and individuals. That said, we devote the Spring issue to funding, fundraising and sustainability.

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IDA-Supported Doc of the Week

Directed by
Alexander Shebanow

Higher education can be expensive. This week's Doc of the Week dives deep into the for-profit education industry and shows the impact it is having on Americans.


Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

provides annual production grants totaling $195,000 to be used in the creation of documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until July 31, 2017.
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