On February 12 Deputy Director Debika Shome spoke at UnionDocs, a center for documentary art in Brooklyn. The panel, “Can Documentaries Save the World? Assessing, Funding, and Harnessing the Impact of Nonfiction Film,” prompted discussion among filmmakers, philanthropists, and activists on the role of documentaries in producing social change.
Shome discussed insights from HI evaluations and techniques for measuring social impact. She provided the panel with recent examples of successful documentary projects and outreach strategies. Video highlights from the panel are available here.