2024 Getting Real

3:45 PM Open Breakout Session: From Concept to Catalyst (with A-Doc and BGDM)

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Stream began April 16, 2024 10:45 PM UTC
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In less than a decade, the documentary industry has experienced a sharp increase both in the prevalence and influence of identity-based affinity groups. Join us as founding leaders from the influential U.S.-based organizations, Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) and Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) candidly trace their historical trajectories, surveying their successes, challenges, and unrealized aspirations along the way. Their discussion will also explore their ambitions and concerns for the future of their respective organizations and for the documentary field at large given recent political attacks on identity-based initiatives. This event will be a distinctive opportunity for both A-Doc and BGDM members and non-members alike to delve into the work of identity-based affinity groups and to contribute to the ongoing transformation of the documentary field.

The Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) is a national network of 1,500+ Asian American storytellers and film professionals working to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the documentary field.

Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) works to disrupt inequity in the film industry by nurturing, amplifying, and investing in the creative capacity and professional success of our members.

Moderator: Sonya Childress (Color Congress), Sahar Driver (Color Congress)

Panelists: Grace Lee (A-Doc), Leo Chiang (A-Doc), Iyabo Boyd (BGDM), Farihah Zaman (BGDM)