#DocsStillSoWhite: “Moving From Ally to Accomplice”


This session examines how filmmakers of privilege can successfully move from being “allies to accomplices”. The teams from two 2019 films, Where the Pavement Ends and Mossville: When Great Trees Fall, discuss their experiences documenting stories in which the films’ directors are from different backgrounds than the characters in their films. How can filmmakers go beyond saying that they want to be helpful to colleagues of color and actually make change?

Moderator: Seena Hodges, The Woke Coach
Jane Gillooly, Where the Pavement Ends
Alexander Glustrom, Mossville: When Great Trees Fall
Khary Saeed Jones, Where the Pavement Ends
Michelle Lanier, Mossville: When Great Trees Fall