USA / 2022 / 90’
Director: Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera
Producer: Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera, Joe Caterini
Runtime: 1h 30m

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


Subject provides ample fodder for some of the toughest, yet most important debates that the film industry should have.

Pat Mullen, POV Magazine