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3 top reasons BBC’s ‘Storyville’ should continue as is

Jan Rofekamp, President and CEO, Films Transit International [Canada]
October 1, 2007

Jan Rofekamp, President and CEO, Films Transit International [Canada]
Every strong, important public broadcaster should have a primetime slot for filmmaker-driven documentary programming. The ‘Storyville’ strand is helping to keep the documentary world alive.

Eugene Jarecki, Director of Why We Fight [USA]
Beyond any outcry over the loss of such a vital contributor to our public discourse, it would also simply be a bad business decision to lose ‘Storyville’ or, more importantly, one of its best and brightest, Nick Fraser.

Don Edkins, Documentary Filmmaker, Steps [South Africa]
To have a major international coproduction strand’s budget cut by half is something that will have a huge effect on some of the best documentaries that are made at the moment.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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