• Play - Getting Real '16 Keynote: Raoul Peck
    September 20, 2017 @

    Raoul Peck was born in Port-au- Prince, Haiti. His many films include Haitian Corner (1988), The Man on the Shore (1993), Sometimes in April (2005), and the documentary Fatal Assistance (2013). His films Lumumba (2000) and Murder in Pacot (...

  • Play - Getting Real '16 Keynote: Grace Lee
    September 20, 2017 @

    Grace Lee directed the Peabody award-winning documentary AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, which The Hollywood Reporter called ”an entertainingly revealing portrait of the power of a single individual to effect change.” The film premiered at the 2013 Los Angeles Film...

  • Play - Getting Real '16 Keynote: Marcia Smith
    September 20, 2017 @

    Marcia Smith is president and co-founder of Firelight Media, an award-winning non-profit film organization, and principal of Firelight Films, a documentary film production dedicated to nurturing projects by emerging independent filmmakers and impact producers of color. With a record-breaking...

  • Play - Getting Real '16: The State of Documentary
    January 5, 2018 @

    A candid assessment of the current landscape for documentary filmmakers, this opening plenary lays the groundwork for three packed days of programming around the areas of art, diversity and sustainability at Getting Real '16. Presenters and audience members will size up the critical issues, both...

  • Play - Getting Real '16: When the Lion Learns to Speak
    September 20, 2017 @

    As the field of impact extends the life and reach of documentary films, it also reshapes and complicates the relationship between filmmaker and film subject. Increasingly filmmakers and film subjects spend months traveling together speaking to issues related to the film, the filmmaking process,...

  • Play - Getting Real '18: The Ramp Less Traveled
    April 15, 2019 @

    The word access has a unique resonance for nonfiction filmmakers – when applied to disability it gains even greater significance. Access to resources is needed to make a film. Access is also required to observe and document a subject. When referring to disability, access is also necessary to...

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