In response to this field-wide need, Doc Society has been working with experts to develop tools for both filmmakers and funders to help mitigate risks, be they digital, legal, journalistic, or related to safety and health. The latest edition of these resources (version 2.2) is available from October 2019.
A resource-rich handbook and issue-checklists containing the best resources we could find on safety and security issues facing documentary filmmakers and where to go to get more information and / or training
A checklist for use by filmmaking teams and their funders to anticipate and minimise possible risks and together, work out a contingency plan for the rest (for use with the handbook)
This protocol is intended as a more extensive companion piece to the Checklist for those who have identified they will be filming in a hostile environment. (for use with the handbook)
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Safe + Secure is a new initiative brought to you by a network of independent documentary funders:
A&E, Bertha Foundation, Catapult Fund, Chicken & Egg, Chicago Media Project, Compton Foundation, Doc Society, Field of Vision, Filmmaker Fund, First Look, Fledgling Fund, Ford Foundation, Hartley Film Fund, HBO, IDA, Impact Partners, ITVS, Media Impact Funders, Perspective Fund, POV, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, Wyncote Foundation.
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