Authorship, Protagonist Agency, and Accountability in Documentary Practice

While making Walk by Me, I’ve been thinking deeply about issues of authorship, protagonist agency, and accountability in documentary practice.

Here’s a thoughtful article calling for accountability from all of us in the documentary eco-system – filmmakers, funders, exhibitors, etc. With pressing questions at the end that we need to all be asking ourselves….

With deep sadness, I report that David Balding has passed away

“Impresario, artistic director, development whiz & mainstay of Circus Flora – for David, “the circus was always a microcosm of the world, a harmonic unity of the opposites that David drew together within the grand tent…He had no children, except for Flora the elephant.”

Read David’s obituary here.

I think David would have chuckled at the New York Times headline of his obit:

“David Balding, Producer Who Adoptedan Elephant, Dies at 75”

David, you will be sorely missed.

One Lucky Elephant extended in LOS ANGELES!

Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills, June 24 through Thursday July 7

Showtimes: Sat 2:50, 8pm, 10pm Sun 2:50, 8pm Mon 2:50, 8pm Tues-Thurs 8pm

The film team appears for Q&A after Friday, Saturday and Sunday night 8pm screenings. Special Guests for next week screenings to be announced here & on our Facebook page.

One Lucky Elephant played at Manhattan’s Film Forum June 8-21

Opened in Los Angeles June 24, one week only at Laemmle Music Hall theater

Crazy Wisdom nationwide release

We are proud to announce that Crazy Wisdom will be released nationwide by Alive Mind Cinemawho specialize in “Transformative Documentaries for a Changing World”. They will bring it to theatres, community screenings and educational events while also making it available via DVD and download!


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