From Citizenfour to Virunga, documentary filmmakers are increasingly breaking important investigative stories, while at the same time employing gripping storytelling techniques and delivering powerful cinematic experiences. What are the artistic and personal challenges of working in both the documentary and journalism spaces? What do independent filmmakers need to know when they do work that has traditionally been done in the employ of broadcast networks and media companies?

Join award-winning filmmakers Andrés Cediel (The Judge and the General), Dan Krauss (The Kill Team), Carrie Lozano (executive producer of documentaries for Al Jazeera America), and Pete Nicks (The Waiting Room), first amendment expert James Wheaton, and Trevor Timm, executive director of The Freedom of the Press Foundation, for an illuminating panel discussion that will take you to the frontlines of documentary filmmaking and journalism.

Join the International Documentary Association at the Doc U: The Documentary Filmmaker as Journalist panel and Q&A on February 17

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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.