An annual town-hall gathering of Canadian industry and policy makers, the Doc Summit explores documentary industry issues through a series of presentations and discussions.
2017 Doc Summit
This year, Hot Docs is partnering with imagineNATIVE to focus on Indigenous stories and storytellers at this year’s Doc Summit.
Inspired by Screen Australia’s Pathways and Protocols: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Working with Indigenous People, Culture and Concepts, the imagineNATIVE is leading the creation of a similar document to provide protocols and guidance for working with Indigenous stories and storytellers in a Canadian context.
At Doc Summit, imagineNATIVE will outline the guide’s upcoming process and need, and will hold a conversation around these issues with representatives from different parts of the Canadian documentary industry. The goal for the session is to offer industry members initial steps forward when working with Indigenous stories and storytellers and to showcase and amplify some success stories of organizations, programs, films and filmmakers who are already working collaboratively and cohesively with Indigenous people and stories.