Five Takeaways – True Crime Stories: Relationships and Responsibilities

Five Takeaways – True Crime Stories: Relationships and Responsibilities

True crime producer Dana Rossi shares insights from NYWIFT’s panel on the relationships and ethical responsibilities of true crime documentary filmmakers. Continue reading Five Takeaways – True Crime Stories: Relationships and Responsibilities

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True Crime: Relationships and Responsibilities

True Crime: Relationships and Responsibilities

There is no doubt that the “true crime” documentary genre is thriving and that such film and television projects are enjoying unprecedented buzz. Studies show that women are their biggest audience, and broadcasters are taking notice. By the nature of their work, non-fiction storytellers are always considering how to present and represent their subjects through the creative process. But how is that further complicated in the “true crime” space, when the stakes might literally be life or death? Where do they draw the line between journalism and entertainment? Continue reading True Crime: Relationships and Responsibilities

Introducing the New WFPF Series <i>From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film</i>

Introducing the New WFPF Series From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film

History is perfectly capable of repeating itself. Issues from the past that seem dated have a way of rearing their ugly heads once more to become present-day concerns. In an age when our collective memory can be short, and in the era of “disposable media,” the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) and UnionDocs (UNDO) present FROM THE VAULT: WOMEN’S ADVOCACY ON FILM, a series of nine programs of preserved documentary films, screened monthly. The series considers the relationship of these films to contemporary nonfiction storytelling and makes a strong case for their preservation and continued study. Continue reading Introducing the New WFPF Series From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film