tessmudge

Legal issues

In Transient Spaces on March 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

I was just talking to my friend Jess from Queen’s and she brought up the point that Queen’s might not be very willing to have me film a documentary about them.

I wouldn’t be making a puff piece. Some of the issues there that are very real aren’t positive. Binge drinking, sexual assaults, stereotypes, cliques.

Something to look into before I get too deep into the planning I think.

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  1. Yes, good documentaries tend to have an element of drama in them, don’t they? As such, they are quite often a bit critical of their subject matter, even if the conclusion of the doco ends on a positive note.

    As a doco maker, you need to decide how to deal with those issues without taming it down to be completely boring … EG, you might show how the community is trying to work through the issues positively.

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