Our Philosophy + Ethics
We Believe in Independence
Doc Society is independent and we believe that independent documentary makers make an essential contribution to society, culture and democracy. They are resilient and determined, they make their work because they believe its the right thing to do, even if it doesn’t make them rich or famous.
This means we believe that the teams should have editorial control over their film, not funders or censors.
We expect teams to take their ethical responsibilities to communities and protagonists as seriously as we take ours, and we know that, because they are independent, they can deliver on them.
We believe in a good time
We believe that independent filmmakers need community to thrive.
This work is hard and that’s why we have always prided ourselves on throwing the best parties in town, even on a shoestring. We like to work hard behind a bar all night and clear up afterwards whilst our filmmakers get behind the decks to DJ.