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The Raw Material:
Archives in a Digital World Winter 2018

Our latest issue focuses on the art and business of archives and archival and stock footage—the raw material for so much great nonfiction storytelling—and considers how the best documentaries have prompted us to reconsider how we think about and engage history, culture and iconography. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Features

  • A Slate of Marble: Matthew White on Protecting the Raw Material for Docs

    Matthew White was a founder, first president, and...
  • Who Owns History? A UK Filmmaker Weighs In

    Archival images often form part of our collective...
  • Beyond Evidence: Experimental Filmmakers Widen the Parameters of the Archive

    This past October, the Brooklyn-based nonprofit...
  • A Place at the Table: Doc Filmmakers with Disabilities on Building Careers and Disproving Stereotypes

    I think that it's safe to say that most of us...
  • A Cinematic Time Capsule: Three Decades of 'American Experience'

    Since American Experience debuted in October 1988...
  • The Human Factor: How Makers of Profile Documentaries Shape Their Subject from Archival Footage

    To create a portrait of an individual—movie...
  • A Second Life: Commercial Archivists Guide Filmmakers to Hidden Treasures

    Over the past few years, the documentary form has...