Southern Sustainability


As the Triangle region becomes a hub for nonfiction film, many documentary makers—both those originally from the South and elsewhere—wonder how they can maintain a livelihood while pursuing their profession. This discussion with local funders and employers explores the many ways that filmmakers can monetize their skillsets while working on their own documentaries. The International Documentary Association has hosted sessions about sustainability in documentary filmmaking across the nation, and IDA’s Dana Merwin moderates this session.

Moderator: Dana Merwin, International Documentary Association
Eric Johnson, Trailblazer Studios
Rachel Raney, UNC-TV
Susan Ellis, Footpath Pictures
Naomi Walker, Southern Documentary Fund