Safe + Secure has been launched as a result of increased awareness about the risks to which documentary filmmakers expose themselves - and their crews, subjects and sources - in order to bring important stories to the world.

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.

Handbook

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

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Handbook
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Protocol

A common protocol 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)

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Protocol

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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, MacArthur Foundation, Media Impact Funders, Perspective Fund, POV, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, Wyncote Foundation.

    Made by Doc Society
    Made possible by: Ford Foundation

    Please be in touch with your feedback so we can keep improving the initiative: contribute@safeandsecure.film