This is indeed not only relevant to Documentary but is evident is most type of film making. The film often mirrors the experience, understanding and politics of the director.
There is indeed a inherently honesty to it.
There is also an artistic element which is lead by the film maker. Issues of what is reality and objectivity are as always relevant as someone is going to edit the film.
The power and appeal of Documentary is the way it alters and plays with the way the viewer relates to and understands the subject.
It simply is not cost affective to cover stories from independent sources.
Activists are generally doers - rather than watching television and thinking about the world they will put there energies into doing something 'active' to change the (political) situation.
Activism could be defined as activities engaged in by individuals to change there of others situation.
Numbers can give you a ... sense of the organization, but they can't give you the whole sense,
Due to the political nature of film, partisan film making, especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart, tend to be the norm, rather than the exception.
In New York many wanted to understand why it had happened and were against the war, feeling that there had been to much death already.
The finished product is often of less importance than the skills and confidence gained through the process and the way in which the community is strengthened through people in it work and are brought together.
Inherently participatory in nature, Community Video focusing on using video to enable communities to communicate amongst themselves as well as with others.
It was a nice pitch, right where I like it. We are starting to come together as a team and the chemistry is awesome.
Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film you must care about the subject, therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature.
While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker.
An office occupation is another example as not only douse it disrupt the activities of the organization it also can raise the media profile of the campaign.
I think A1 Grand Prix will attract a new audience to motor racing thanks to nations racing one another, rather than teams or manufacturers,
We didn't have specific goals in terms of number of downloads. Partially because there's nothing to measure us against. It's a very new medium, and it's a niche. We weren't sure what sort of audience we would attract.
People have just gone ahead and experimented,