Protecting and advancing the legal rights of documentary filmmakers is central to the International Documentary Association's mission. IDA is at the forefront of numerous major issues confronting documentary artists, activists and journalists. Recent efforts have focused on promoting net neutrality, fair use and government arts funding, as well as defending filmmakers’ first amendment rights.
Read a note from IDA Board President Marjan Safinia about IDA's extensive advocacy efforts.
- September 20, 2016The arts and creative practices are inextricably embedded in American life, are uniquely positioned to tell the story of our nation’s people, and are
- August 9, 2016The Israel Broadcasting Authority , the state’s longtime public broadcasting network, was scheduled to close this coming fall, making way for an
- May 2, 2016Dear Sirs: On behalf of the International Documentary Association, I am writing to urge Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censors to lift the ban on
- April 18, 2016April 18, 2016 Dear Sir, On behalf of the International Documentary Association, I am writing to express our deep alarm and concern at the recent