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Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!

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As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)

Robert Goodman

actually computer burned DVDs have a shelf life of 3-5 years.

Marj Safinia

Wanted to let all D-Worders know about this month's IDA Doc U event, an Evening with Ross Kauffman, director of the Academy Award winning documentary Born Into Brothels

I'll be moderating a conversation with Ross in a small, intimate setting with lots of opportunities to ask questions and mingle. Ross will be talking about the journey of "Born into Brothels" from concept to screen to Oscar and discussing challenges, tips, and advice for shooting in foreign countries, co-directing, the value of mentors, making the move from documentary into narrative and the evolution of a career that starts with an Oscar for your first film.

Space is very limited so I suggest buying tickets early. The event takes place on Thursday June 11th at the Kodak Screening Room in Hollywood at 7pm. You can read more and book your tix here

Felix Endara

DocuClub in June: Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be Irene Villaseñor. She is an independent media professional and non-profit consultant. She got her start in media as a youth producer at Educational Video Center where she produced her first documentary, Out Youth In Schools, which was broadcast locally on PBS. From 2000 to 2008, she served as the Youth Views Director at P.O.V., the longest running nonfiction film series on television. At P.O.V., Villaseñor trained youth across the country in how to use independently produced media to promote dialogue and action in their communities and contributed to building national outreach campaigns for P.O.V. broadcasts. She has served as an advisor for the Ford Foundation, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Tribeca Film Institute and the Women, Action and the Media Conference at MIT.

We will screen "Ultimate Christian Wrestling" by Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino. The documentary follows disenchanted former pro-wrestlers Billy Jack (“God’s Property”), Rob Adonis (“The Modern Day Warrior”), and Justin Dirt (“The Custodial Crippler”) as they try to find a new way to combine their passion with ministry. "Ultimate Christian Wrestling" was awarded Honorable Mention at the Tribeca All-Access Creative Promise Awards in 2007.

Jae-Ho Chang attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied Film, Video and Animation. He is now completing his final year of studies in the graduate film program at New York University. In 2005, he was nominated for the IDA/David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award for his documentary "Love to Hate, Hate to Love." Two years later, his film "The Last Vacation" was awarded the Craft Award for Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Acting, and was selected as a Wasserman Finalist at New York University’s First Run Film Festival. Chang is also a recipient of the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmakers Scholarship and the Ang Lee Scholarship Award.

Co-director Tara Autovino received her B.A. in philosophy from Hunter College. She is a recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she is completing her final year in the graduate film program. Her short, "For a Swim with the Fish," premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

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About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.

Sara Jane Keskula

Dear Colleagues:

The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture invites you to join us in Boston from August 26 – 29 for Commonwealth, NAMAC’s biennial convening for media and visual arts leaders, practitioners, researchers, technologists, advocates, scholars, students, funders, and policymakers.

Come to share your experiences and pool your knowledge as we convene across networks within the arts, media and culture fields, to cross-pollinate ideas and chart an innovative path forward.

Register Now:

Join us for 3 incredible days of:

  • Big Idea Discussions about policy developments in arts and media; arts as economic development; new and emerging media technologies; arts and social change…

  • Best Practice Presentations highlighting creative uses of technology, funding strategies, resource sharing among organizations…

  • Skill Building Workshops in social media and Web 2.0+, organizational leadership, policy advocacy, and monetizing media and arts in the digital age…

  • “Open Space” discussions, both structured and unstructured, on the hot-topics that YOU are eager to discuss with your peers…

  • A Media Arts Town Hall Meeting, where we gather for a dialogue to clarify our community’s priorities for policy and advocacy…

  • Meet & greets with Funders, where you can converse directly with grant makers…

  • Tours of Boston’s most exciting media and arts organizations and landmarks by bus, foot, bike, and even boat …

  • Fun parties, including a reception at the Massachusetts State House and a closing party at the new Institute for Contemporary Art building, designed by award-winning architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Boston!

P.S. Have Questions? Comments? Concerns? Check out our web site or contact

Marj Safinia

Reminder for LA D-Folk – An Evening with Ross Kauffman moderated by yours truly (I've always wanted to play James Lipton) tomorrow night in Hollywood. Buy tix in advance to save on the price. Brought to you by the IDA

Niam Itani

Maybe he needed a female friend and then things happened in Swat 8-)

Ernesto Ardito

Hi, we are Virna and Ernesto from Argentina. We are pleased to inform you that the DVD of our new documentary Heart of the Factory, is now available. The acquisition can be made through the PayPal system, from all over the world. The film is about the workers of Zanon Ceramic in Argentina. They take the factory in their own hands when the owner closes it. They start to produce ceramics again, but without bosses. We were living and filming inside the factory for 2 years. You can find all the information at:

a film by Virna Molina and Ernesto Ardito


In Argentina, the workers of Zanon Ceramic take the factory in their own hands when the owner closes it. They start to produce ceramics again, but without bosses.
Now, they feel free. They’ve found in their work a way to grow humanly. But at the same time, they have to assume a series of responsibilities and challenges. Usually, this provokes serious arguments among them or with themselves. During that process, the workers had to study and to overcome themselves in order to solve all the problems linked to the areas of production. Through the democratic assembly, they found a way to support their organisation and learn how to take their own decisions in the management. In a country devastated by an economic debacle, they created two hundred new jobs. Now they are 470 people working in the factory. Together with 5,000 Neuquen’s inhabitants who support them, workers have resisted four attempts of evictions. They do not consider themselves as the new owners of the ceramic factory: on the contrary, they consider the Neuquén community as the only owner. And they give back in donations to the most needed sectors the surplus that the factory produces. This is a permanent challenge where every day they have to fight against a political and economic system that tries to boycott them. Their biggest obstacle though does not come from the outside. It is about their own fears inculcated by this society. Although many of them do not know it, if they win the battle in their consciences they will open the door to build a completely different world.


First Kodak Award to Best Latin American Project
Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival (FICCO-Cinemex).
Best Documentary Film
Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).
Special Jury Prize
Catalunya Latinamerican Film Festival (Spain).

The film was selected in the official section of the following film festivals:

International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA- The Netherlands), La Habana International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema (Cuba), Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival (M̩xico), Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece), San Diego Latino Film Festival (USA), BAFICI РBuenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (Argentina), Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Film Festival (Iceland), 1001 International Documentary Film Festival (Turkey), Valdivia International Film Festival (Chile), Festival de Biarritz (France), Trieste Latinamerican Film Festival (Italy), Latin American Film Festival of Catalunia (Spain), African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival of Milan (Italy).

The film was possible with the financial support of:

Jan Vrijman Fund – IDFA – International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (Holland).
Heart of the Factory was awarded with the Grant for Production an Postproduction.

Alter-cine Fondation (Canada).
Heart of the Factory was awarded with the annual grant of the fund

La Base, Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, ...and with the solidarity of many people and organizations from all over the world that helped us to finish the film through the pre buy of the DVD during the filming.

More information and trailer at:
Official Website

From this page you can also buy our other film Raymundo, about the argentine filmmaker,
Raymundo Gleyzer, kidnnaped and murdered by military dictatorship in 1976. The website is
This documentary won 16 international awards.