From Ferguson and Charlottesville to Nairobi and Bogotá, covering volatile situations presents immense challenges for independent documentary filmmakers. They must make quick decisions on any number of situations: where to place a camera on the frontline of unpredictable protests, whether driving down a dangerous road is the right thing to do, or whether to trust a fresh source.
This Safe+Secure workshop will inform filmmakers how to assess and mitigate the plethora of risks one faces whilst making a film. The training is relevant to a variety of situations such as war, natural disasters, protests, organized crime, repressive states, or digital security challenges affecting investigations done even from one’s bedroom!
While most hostile environment-training deals with ducking crossfire and kidnappers, this session will teach filmmakers how to avoid unnecessary peril with careful preparations before, during and after assignments. Participants will emerge with a better understanding of how to shun hostile parties and film more safely.
Session Category : 2017