Documentaries Are Our Mirrors
Miranda Bailey produced Split at the Root which is screening in the SXSW Film Festival: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/films/2054924
Documentaries are the mirror reflecting our society’s greatest triumphs as well as our biggest failures: whether they touch on true crime, amazing feats, the animal kingdom, climate change, individuals who superseded human expectations and events that shaped our planet – we rely on documentaries not just to educate and enlightened us but to also bring together our collective consciousness to a particular subject or issue. Since the pandemic hit, we have seen documentaries become a powerful force that enthralls us like Allen v. Farrow, Britney Spears’, Tiger King, Flee, and many others that shift our perception as a community – what does it take to make a great documentary? why are they so important? and what can be done to insure we don’t lose this art form?
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.