Gordon Quinn: Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking



There are no set guidelines in documentary filmmaking, just choices about where to fix a limit. Leader documentarian and Kartemquin Films cofounder Gordon Quinn checks out examples from movies such as “Hoop Dreams,” “Prisoner of Her Past,” and “The Interrupters” to show how the documentary procedure trusts a consistent settlement of power relationships amongst the story, topic, and audience. In an interactive session blending video with audience conversation, Quinn will cover ethical problems varying from ways to secure topics’ personal privacy while totally exposing their lives, to filmmakers’ duty to make their technique and intent transparent to the audience. He will discuss exactly what is frequently kept peaceful, such as if– and how– topics need to be compensated. Quinn argues that, in spite of resemblances in between their codes of ethics, there are essential distinctions in between documentary and journalism that come from elements such as trust and compassion. He likewise attends to essential copyright problems in the digital age, particularly the significance of ethics when working out Fair Use.

University of Chicago movie scholar Jacqueline Stewart will sign up with Quinn for the conversation.

Video produced by Pentimenti Productions.

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