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HN206 - Creating Documentary - Onuora: Ethics

Resources and tutorials for students creating documentaries in Professor Onuora's IN206 honors seminar.

Ethics in Documentary Filmmaking

What ethical issues might you encounter when making documentaries? The reports and videos on this page discuss ethical issues that arise as the documentarian develops a relationship with her/his subjects, and with her/his audience.

Reports & Articles

Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in their Work

An excerpt from the 2010 Media that Matters Conference: "The Center for Social Media Director Pat Aufderheide discusses the findings of their report, Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in their Work, and leads the audience in a discussion about how they would handle different but common ethical situations that arise in documentary filmmaking" (54:47).

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