Doug Block


Mental health for documentary field in the spotlight via week-long forum

US documentary forum The D-Word is rolling out a widespread discussion on mental health that it says is “urgently needed” in the doc community. In partnership with the International Documentary Association, the 20-year-old forum – which runs free discussions on documentary film and production – is hosting a ‘Mental Health and the Documentary Business’ conversation […]

Bigger, better and celebrity-laden: Is the future of docs sustainable?

As documentaries cutting through on SVODs begin to look glossier and more high-profile by the day, Manori Ravindran investigates who gets to build careers in documentary when the standards become unachievable Director Doug Block has made a number of films over the course of an almost 30-year career – virtually none of them featuring high-profile […]