SDI Coffee Morning: The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking in Lockdown

This session will expand on DocSociety’s New COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Independent Filmmakers, focusing on the challenges of producing documentary films during and after lockdown, the ethics of working with people in vulnerable situations and the responsibility towards the crew, the protagonists and the audience.

We’ll be joined by Elhum Shakerifar to discuss what this means for the documentary industry in the UK.

About Elhum Shakerifar

Elhum Shakerifar is a BAFTA nominated producer, winner of the 2017 Women in Film & TV’s BBC Factual Award, and one of Screen International’s 2018 #Brit50 Producers on the Rise.

About the event

After a short discussion, filmmakers will be able to ask the panel questions. We’ll also invite attendees to join breakout rooms post-event for around 30 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: The event and Q&A will be recorded for distribution on Facebook/YouTube and as a podcast. We kindly request that attendees turn off audio/video during the event.

Once you’ve registered your interest here we’ll send you an invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting.


02 June 2020, 10.00AM - 01.00PM