mamafilm endeavors to make our programming a safe, accessible and welcome place for anyone who wants to participate. We acknowledge that we have much to learn about creating this space, and welcome and all feedback that can make us better aware and able to support all minds and bodies.
We are committed to screening films in accessible venues, and also understand that meeting ADA standards for accessibility does not actually mean a venue is actually accommodating for everyone. As best we can, we will offer a complimentary companion ticket to our film screenings as requested.
For our virtual screenings, we ask all filmmaking teams to provide closed captioning, audio descriptions or open captions whenever possible. For any questions, please contact us at 323-810-6909 or email@example.com. We are here to do our best to make our programming as inclusive as possible.
Five Unsung Heroes of Documentary Filmmaking
by SONYA CHILDRESS
In a field built around supporting, funding, and distributing the work of filmmakers, it is easy to forget the ecosystem that makes that work possible. But behind every brilliant documentarian of color are leaders of color who have built organizations with the express purpose of elevating those makers. These organizations are often the places where filmmakers first pick up a camera, connect with a mentor, find their “people”, get their first production grant, or show their work to a room full of faces that look just like theirs. This is the powerful, beautiful ecosystem of documentary organizations led by people of color. And, no surprise here, the vast majority of them are helmed by women and femmes who are filmmakers in their own right. (READ MORE)