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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Unpacking the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking, this powerful rallying cry for the film industry puts some of most successful documentaries of the past three decades under the microscope, revealing the impact their commercial success has had on the lives of the on-screen participants.

Focusing on the present day ‘stars’ of The Staircase, Hoop Dreams and The Wolfpack, as well as The Square and Capturing the Friedmans, this film brings together a plethora of influential names in documentaries — Sonya Childress, Sam Pollard, Thom Powers, Gordon Quinn and more — who discuss the ethics of documenting people’s trauma.

‘A documentary dork’s delight.’

The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Director Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 2023
  • Running Time 1h36m
  • Certificate 15
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