Copyright © 2020 Black Documentary Collective, All rights reserved.
The Black Documentary Collective (BDC) was founded in 2000 by the late great documentarian St.Clair Bourne, as the singular networking organization for documentary film, video, and media professionals of African descent. We have since expanded our reach to all POC documentarians. The BDC supports its members through access to free and discounted educational, artistic, and professional development workshops, free and discounted professional services, and networking events. The BDC is also dedicated to making a difference in the ever-increasing communities that are interested in, and influenced by the work of its talented members,through community partnerships, outreach and engagement.
Dear BDC fam,
We hope this email finds you healthy, safe and sound. As our community is increasingly impacted by COVID-19, we find hope, strength and gratitude in the many who are on the front lines tending to the sick, delivering groceries and supplies, offering support and resources to help us get through this moment.
The BDC has been posting daily about available grants, free webinars, discounts, consultation services, and even tips for managing daily life in the age of COVID, such as grocery shopping best practices, receiving delivery packages safely, and avoiding small business financial scams. Some are listed below, but there's more information to share every day, so please visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily updates.
We want to remind you that BDC Members have unlimited “Editor” posting privileges on the BDC Facebook Page and on our other social media platforms. You are encouraged to post updates about your work and any resources you would like to share. With thousands of followers and counting, posting on our platforms is an easy and meaningful way to reach and engage the many fans who seek out and support your work.
A ❤️Heartfelt❤️ Thank You goes out to our filmmaking community and the myriad organizations who have offered support — International Documentary Association, Firelight Media, ITVS, POV, Sundance, Field of Vision, Black Public Media, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Akila Worksongs, Women Make Movies, and more.These are just a few that are sharing skills, resources, expertise and access to help us all through this worldwide crisis. We are truly grateful.
BDC Coordinator, Camille Wilson, will be monitoring all of our communications, so do not hesitate to send us a message on any of our platforms, or email us if you have any questions or need more information about anything.
Love and Solidarity,
Sabrina and Rafee