IFP Chicago members who present their ticket from WHOSE STREETS? or TROPHY gain FREE access to today's State of the Doc Panel Discussion at 11am.
Now more than ever, documentary films and filmmakers are in a crucial position to respond to and resist societal injustices. But how can documentaries most effectively speak truth to power? And what is the role of artfulness and ambiguity in media activism? Additionally, when social issue documentaries run the risk of preaching to the choir, what are the ways nonfiction films can bridge cultural divisions and bring people together? Gathering together top experts in the documentary world, this panel aims to address the ways in which documentaries and the documentary industry are dealing with our highly divisive political climate and looking for ways to make a positive change.