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Getting Real '24


Spring 2024

This print issue of Documentary comes right before IDA’s biennial industry conference, Getting Real. In the tradition of past magazine issues that immediately precede the conference, this issue previews the conference’s themes of “Strategy, Networks, Access” through interviews with speakers whose work will be featured at the conference. At this point, however, I should show my hand. I’m not only the editor of this publication but also the conference director of Getting Real. These pieces illustrate the heterogeneous and earnest quality of the dialogue we hope to model at the conference—and model the actions we hope these conversations will inspire toward a more just and distributed documentary ecosystem.Articles featured in the print version will be published online throughout April-June, 2024.
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Of Jaguars, Sky Islands, and Us

The last female jaguar in the United States was killed in the White Mountains of Arizona in 1963. However, since 1996, seven different male jaguars have been recorded on Arizona trail cameras. OF JAGUARS, SKY ISLANDS, AND US follows one of them, El Jefe, whose story illuminates the many perils these great cats face, ranging from mining claims through drought to poaching.