- Mon. December 12, 2022 @ 7:00pm EST
- Mon. December 12, 2022 @ 7:00pm PDT
- Thu. December 15, 2022 @ 9:30am PT
How much does it really cost to make a documentary? What does sustainability look like? What changes do we need to make for the well-being of the field?
The biennial Getting Real conference has been such a rich and rewarding well of ideas, issues and themes to draw from, as we continually rethink our editorial strategy—so that we are truly serving the documentary community with a robust palette of content from around the world. Getting Real has always spurred us to consider where we need to go deeper and further as a publication. With that, five of the articles we commissioned here complement the spirit of Getting Real, from different angles.
IDA-Supported Doc of the Week
This week’s Doc of the Week follows semi-retired Chicago postal worker Eugene Thomas as he reflects on his life, music, and martial arts practice. Oh, and that decade between the 80s and 90s when he was an international celebrity, starring in a dozen ninja movies filmed in Taiwan. Thomas is the Searching for Sugar Man of martial arts and For Kicks is a window into the history of black martial arts in movies.