Documentaries matter now more than ever. Documentary storytelling is a vital way to explore our world and who we are as a nation. In this they are as much an art form as about real life—and that’s sufficient reason for them to have a strong cultural imperative. But in this evolving digital era, a new landscape has emerged. Much has changed: new storytelling tools, a new global base—but with reduced government funding and increased fragmentation of the distribution sector. The once self-reliant TV broadcast industry has re-structured around ratings and perceived audience taste.
In this morning tea session, author and documentary filmmaker Tom Zubrycki will discuss the findings of his research with John Hughes. Entry is free, refreshments will be provided and copies of the paper will be available for purchase during the launch.
[Pic:Nicola Daley, The Hungry Tide