The immersive CFC and NFB Documentary Program has named the four filmmakers who will participate in the second year of the program. Barry Greenwald (The Experimental Eskimos), Charles Officer (Mighty Jerome), Su Rynard (Dream Machine) and Jody Shapiro (How to Start Your Own Country) have been selected to take part in the program, which helps directors develop docs that advance their artistic approaches, with the potential to achieve commercial and critical success.
Tom Perlmutter, NFB, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson, said, ‘The Doc Program, now moving into its second iteration, is the first of its kind to allow experienced filmmakers to explore the documentary form and take risks that they could not otherwise do.’
Greenwald will be working on Four Funerals and a Filmmaker, a doc about saying goodbye to loved ones, while Officer’s project is Nehanda, focusing on U.S. political activist and fugitive Nehanda Isoke Abiodum. Rynard’s Songbirds SOS looks at the decline of migratory songbirds and what can be done to save them and Shapiro’s 3D Mars explores cinematic expression of life on Mars.