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Inside Laura Poitras’ Plan to Shake Up Documentary Storytelling

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Inside Laura Poitras’ Plan to Shake Up Documentary Storytelling
Laura Poitras isn’t waiting for traditional media to tell the stories that will change the world. One year after co-founding Field of Vision, the visual journalism unit of First Look Media, Poitras and co-founders Aj Schnack and Charlotte Cook are doubling down on their efforts to commission original works of nonfiction that address global events.

Read More: Field of Vision Launches New Website and New Slate of Short-Form Documentaries

While Poitras will be leaving The Intercept, the journalism outfit co-founded by Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, to focus on expanding Field of Vision, her day-to-day work of commissioning films and short form work will not change, and the two organizations will continue their collaboration on nonfiction storytelling. Field of Vision commissioned 22 nonfiction shorts, three episodic series and two feature-length documentaries in its first year, but Poitras and her team are working to expand their collaborations with filmmakers, reporters and
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Field of Vision Launches New Website and New Slate of Short-Form Documentaries

  • Indiewire
Field of Vision Launches New Website and New Slate of Short-Form Documentaries
Field of Vision, the cinematic journalism unit of First Look Media, has just kicked off its second year with a new website whose centerpiece is SecureDrop, a means of anonymously leaking newsworthy images and videos. It’s also been announced that Laura Poitras, who won an Academy Award for her 2014 documentary “Citizenfour” and co-created Field of Vision alongside Aj Schnack and Charlote Cook, is leaving The Intercept to focus on expanding the nonfiction platform.

Read More: Field of Vision Founder Aj Schnack’s Powerful Short Visits Sites of Mass Shootings – Watch

“Without the images from Abu Ghraib Prison disclosed by whistleblower Joseph Darby, the world would never know the torture and abuse that occurred there,” Poitras, who co-founded Field of Vision, said in a statement. “Images can literally transform how we understand the world. We believe the public has a right to not only know, but also a right to see.
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