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.
- February 20, 2018Academy Award nominated documentary Last Men in Aleppo ; its director, Feras Fayyad and the protagonists in the film, The White Helmets, are under a
- January 26, 2018Yesterday, the IDA filed an amicus brief in support of defendants FX Networks and Pacific 2.1 Entertainment in a case brought by plaintiff Olivia de
- October 5, 2017By Shaia Araghi and Lauren Wertheimer For nearly a decade, a national coalition led by Film Independent and the International Documentary Association