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Welcome to The D-Word! Stop in and sign the guest book - let us know a little (or a lot) about yourself.

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Mariam Jobrani
Pro

Hi everyone!

My name is Mariam. I've always wanted to join, but have always been too busy! I've been working in non-fiction television (reality/docs) for the last 14 years -mostly producing for other people. I did manage to direct/produce 2 of my own shorts: With Us or Against Us and The Fighting Cholitas. I now have some time to really explore this site and to connect with other like-minded folks.

Cristina Mis
Fan

Hi Doug,

Thank you for hosting the Symposia at the DOC NYC. It was very informative and interesting – please keep up posted on other events where you'll be attending.

Thank you

Cristina Mis

Doug Block
Host

It was my pleasure, Cristina. A warm welcome to you and Mariam. You should both apply for professional status , which will give you access to all the discussion topics.

David Weissman
Pro

Greetings – David Weissman here.

I produced and co-directed (with Bill Weber) THE COCKETTES, which was a 2002 Sundance film, and recipient of the LA Film Critics Award for Best Documentary of 2002.

I have a newly completed film WE WERE HERE which is about the coming of AIDS to San Francisco in the early 1980s. WE WERE HERE has already been invited to Berlin, and I'm sure like many others here, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Sundance.

I've been a (mostly) San Francisco based filmmaker for a LONG time.

Doug Block
Host

Thanks for introducing yourself, David. Heard so many great things about THE COCKETTES at the time, but it somehow slipped by me. Time to put it on my Netflix queue.

Marj Safinia
Host

Way behind on hellos here but just wanted to say that Mariam is one of the finest human beings I know and I'm so glad she found her way here!

Doug Block
Host

They're all gone with the wind, David. And I'm talking NYC.

Linda Blackaby
Pro

Oh, THE COCKETTES is really wonderful, it made me laugh a lot. I hope you can see it Doug.
WE WERE HERE is wonderful in a different way; I laughed sometimes through my tears, and I am still thinking about its lessons.

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