OzDox Presents: The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking

By June 19, 2015 Events

Along with accusations of stereotyping and exploitation, recent controversies around Struggle Street have provoked vigorous debate about the ethics of filmmaking. At the next OzDox event, four filmmakers will discuss the eithical issues they encountered when making their films, showing clips and exploring the pitfalls and responsibilities. Questions they will cover include: How do you approach the process? What pressures are you under from broadcasters? How do you deal with the unexpected? Can you predict the effects of a film on the subjects’ lives?


Marc Rodomsky, Struggle Street’s writer/producer will reflect on his production process and the consequences of provoking massive publicity.

Rebecca BarryI Am A Girl’s producer/director faced a life-threatening duty of care decision. She is currently completing her thesis on the process of consent for documentary filmmakers.

Jen Peedom’s films Sherpa, Solo and Living The End deal with both unexpected and foreseen death, raising many issues for both her and the subjects of her award-winning films.

Blue Lucine’s film A Thousand Suns tackles the subject of children being held in detention. She is currently working on her first feature documentary about the public housing sale in Millers Point.

Director/producer Rod Freedman will chair the event. Rod’s documentaries have won many Australian and international awards. He directed Wrong Side of the Bus, and produced Once My Mother and Crossing the Line.

WHEN: Thursday 9 July 2015

WHERE: AFTRS Theatre, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

ENTRY: $10/ $5 concession

RSVP not required.

Please invite your friends too! This event is open to the public.

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