Ethical Storytelling in Documentaries

Creating Canada’s first ethical storytelling approach in documentaries involving marginalized populations. 

Why This Project Matters: Stories are an incredibly important component of sharing and developing the history of humanity. We believe in treating the stories of marginalized folks and nuanced topics with great care, especially in public focused communication. Exploitive storytelling damages people, communities, movements, and brands. Working with two female led film companies, we are developing ethical storytelling approaches that create effective, safe, and dignified stories.

What We Are Doing: Conducting a risk assessment and living consent forms, ethical recruitment processes, trauma informed approaches to interviews, ethical storytelling organizational values and policies, on set psychosocial support for subjects.

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