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Documentary Magazine

Fall 2017

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In the spirit of the IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund, the Fall issue examines the intersections of doc-making and journalistic practice and offers a baseline of guidelines about the responsibilities, risks and ethics of journalistic storytelling. These articles are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

IDA-Supported Doc of the Week

Directed by
James Headrick

December 10 is designated Human Rights Day by the United Nations. This week's film is the story of Cyndi, a woman born and raised in America and forced into sex trafficking in the 1970's as a teenager. Accomplishing what very few have, Cyndi escaped to freedom.