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Local Sightings 2020 – What is Documentary in This Moment?

Saturday, September 19, 2020

A Black-Led Mediamakers’ Panel Discussion
Co-presented with Seattle Documentary Association – SeaDoc and 206Zulu

What is Documentary in this Moment? is resoundingly relevant each day within civic and creative life, as documentary is the make up of cinematic non-fiction, to journalistic inquiry, to cell phone and bodycam/surveillance… What is being documented, by whom, and why?

This panel discussion focuses on Black-led media documentation of current social and political engagement around the fight against police brutality and reinvesting in Black and Brown communities; a central and critical discourse in our country and communities. This panel, facilitated by Karen Toering (film programmer/curator), with panelists Omari Salisbury (Converge Media), Morning March Seattle (Livestreamers) and Anthony Tackett (Black June documentary), explores perspectives on what documentary media is in this moment, what its future potential could and will be, and the importance of who is telling the story.

Event host Seattle Documentary Association – SeaDoc cultivates and supports an equitable and professional community of nonfiction storytellers.

Co-Presented by 206 Zulu – dedicated to providing accessible spaces while serving communities through the upliftment, preservation, and celebration of Hip Hop culture.


Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] virtually showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest from Sep. 18-27. 2020. This year’s festival also celebrates NWFF’s 25th Anniversary as an organization: bit.ly/nwff25years
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