‘Designing for Impact’ – Is social documentary ahead of the game?

February 8, 2013

Unlike academic circles where the ‘impact agenda’ has caused a good deal of rancorous (arguably myopic) debate, social documentary filmmaking takes ‘impact’ pretty much for granted. So much so that ‘impact evaluation’ is increasingly being considered as an integral component of the storytelling process – at least in some quarters. A Center for Social Media […]

‘The Prenups’

February 7, 2013

What a wonderful name for a project that soothes (potential) tensions, misunderstandings and competing expectations for filmmakers and funders! Socially engaged filmmakers interested in documentary as a vehicle for social change agendas often attract the interest of foundations. At least funders increasingly persuaded by the potential for documentary film to act as a powerful catalyst, […]

12 Stories on Immigration Reform

November 20, 2012

‘How Democracy Works Now’ reads more like arid political science than a riveting 12-part documentary series on the US Immigration Reform Campaign (2001-2007).

Value, Diversity and the Arts

November 7, 2012

Debates about the ‘value’ of arts and culture become even trickier when you throw ‘diversity’ into the mix.

5 Broken Cameras

October 30, 2012

We were pleased at Counterpoints Arts to have been invited by Picture House to host a Q&A with Guy Davidi, co-director of ‘5 Broken Cameras’ (2011).

Living Docs

October 24, 2012

Can the web change the nitty gritty of the storytelling process and produce a ‘new genre’ of documentary?

Immigrant Nation

October 24, 2012

‘Immigrant Nation’ invites audiences to contribute their migration stories through online actions while simultaneously steering a KickStarter Campaign.

Popping the question

February 16, 2000

New project asks how pop culture can change the conversation on migration in the UK This autumn, Counterpoints Arts launches a pioneering project exploring how the power of pop culture can be harnessed to shift the way we talk, think and feel about diversity and migration. Funded by Unbound Philanthropy, the project builds on exciting […]