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Cinemateca workers protest outside the Cinemateca Brasileira. They’re holding signs and cardboard cutouts of film reels. Photo by Benedito Faga / Alamy Stock Photo.

Spring 2022

The Spring 2022 issue takes the temperature of this moment of change, tension and upheaval, and of the potential for the power and spirit of labor movements to take hold in the documentary ecosystem—both in the US and around the world. And just to add an editor’s note here: While it might seem a calculated move on our part to unveil this issue just as our comrades at IDA were launching Documentary Workers Union, we were merely being prescient.

Features

  • A group of Indian children and adults are gathered together outside at night, watching a film from the People's Film Collective.

    India's People's Film Collective and Its Fight to Keep Documentary Free and Independent

    "My name is Ayudh Chatterjee, and I’m slightly...
  • The Color Congress logo uses colorful, modern sans serif text.

    A Kaleidoscope Coming Together: An Introduction to Color Congress

    Sahar Driver and Sonya Childress recently...
  • Participants in a panel at DOC NYC about the ADE Guidelines and the BIPOC Editors Database pose in front of a screen with text on it. Courtesy of DOC NYC.

    Alliance of Documentary Editors Unveils Scheduling Guide

    Let’s face it: documentaries are no longer "niche...
  • The DGA emblem at its New York office entrance. Photo by DCStockPhotography/Shutterstock.

    DGA's Documentary Committee: Empowering Filmmakers As They Empower the World

    Joining the Directors Guild of America nearly 10...
  • A collection of signs that state “Writers Guild of America: Without Us, There’s Only Reality.” Courtesy of Shutterstock

    The Guilds and Documentary Indies: Trying to Form a More Perfect Union

    The last few years have been deemed by many as...
  • Cinemateca workers protest outside the Cinemateca Brasileira. They’re holding signs and cardboard cutouts of film reels. Photo by Benedito Faga / Alamy Stock Photo.

    The Brazilian Cinematheque's Fight for a New Start

    Since early 2020, the COVID pandemic has taken a...
  • A black-and-white image of a woman with dark skin and dark curly hair holding an early Sony video camera. Courtesy of DCTV

    DCTV Celebrates 50 Years of Media Activism and Training

    Few media arts centers last 50 years, let alone...