Fall 2020 cover of Documentary magazine features letterpress design by Nisha K. Sethi: Access. Power. Possibility. There is a coral colored single large vertical brushstroke behind the lettering.

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Location sound mixer Emily Strong in production in New York City at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are in white protective coverall suit with disposable mask and goggles inside a van. Courtesy of Emily Strong

Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 issue complements Getting Real ‘20 with a lineup of articles that address the driving themes of the conference: Access. Power. Possibility. The programming team weigh in about the challenges of creating a free, online event; Sonya Childress and Natalie Bullock Brown call for accountability; the Documentary Producers Alliance break down their Waterfall Guidelines; Reveca Torres profiles FWD-Doc, a new collective of filmmakers with disabilities; and Natalia Almada contemplates the engagement possibilities of online cinema.


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