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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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The Sewing Girl's Tale

THE SEWING GIRL'S TALE presents a gripping documentary recounting America’s first published rape trial. In 1793 New York City, seventeen-year-old seamstress Lanah Sawyer dares to charge a gentleman with rape. The trial rocks the early republic, unearthing a narrative often overlooked in our understanding of women’s role in American history.