Documentary filmmakers are constantly on a journey – a journey to find the next compelling story and remarkable characters, a journey to find the truth in humanity, and, perhaps the most frustrating of all, a journey to fund their cinematic endeavors. The very elements of storytelling that make documentaries unique are what make the process unpredictable and sometimes uncomfortably risky.
The filmmakers who lay it all on the line for their stories rarely avoid risk, and they passionately chase uncomfortable topics, even when that creative commitment makes it difficult to secure the essential financial support that all filmmakers need. Mental health, women’s health, and sexuality are all topics that remain
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