Anti-Racist Documentary Filmmaking Workshop (2021)

  • Workshop
  • 50min


This workshop offers fundamental strategies for anti-racist documentary storytelling from concept to production. The need for anti-racist filmmaking has reverberated throughout the film industry with viral calls to action such as #OscarsSoWhite and #DecolonizeDocs. Media makers of colour continue to demand that filmmakers, funders, and the industry recognize the ongoing racist practices that prevent different voices and perspectives. This pre-recorded session covers practical anti-racist techniques and considerations for different stages of the filmmaking process, including development, lighting, cinematography, and interview techniques.

The second part of the workshop comprises a live feedback session, during which select participants will have a chance to workshop their projects. The live sfeedback ession will take place on Saturday 27 March 2021, 17:00 - 17:50 PM UTC

Read more about the live feedback session here.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by organizers of Ethnocine Collective: Elena Guzman, filmmaker and Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Anthropology at Haverford College, and Miasarah Lai, Documentary Filmmaker and Community Manager of Brown Girls Doc Mafia.

Please note, we are taking Zoom security seriously to ensure a safe space for discussion. Everyone wishing to join the live discussion will need to have a verified Zoom account. Sign up for free here.

Links to resources mentioned in the video:


Elena Guzman


Miasarah Lai