How I Made My First Documentary docchat

Join POV for a Twitter chat with veteran filmmakers and find out how they made their first documentaries. We’ll discuss dealing with setbacks and challenges, and learn their advice for first-time filmmakers. Tweet your thoughts with the hashtag #docchat on Tuesday, April 8, 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT) to join the conversation.

The #docchat overview:

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT). If you can’t make it, send in your questions ahead of time using the hashtag #docchat or in a comment below. RSVP on Facebook.

Who: Documentary filmmakers Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized), Doug Block (The Kids Grow Up, 51 Birch Street, 112 Weddings), and Bernardo Ruiz (Reportero, The Graduates/Los Graduados). POV will be moderating from @povdocs.

How: To submit your thoughts and questions, send a tweet with the hashtag #docchat from a Twitter account or leave a comment below. To follow the conversation, search the hashtag #docchat on Twitter. You can also bookmark this post and return after April 9, 2014 to view an archived transcript of the conversation.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.