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No Insiders

By Jules Rosskam, 2011

On Documenting Marginalized Communities: ln the process of making a film, 8 million questions run through my head: Who are we representing and who hasn’ t already been represented? What is the most egalitarian way to approach this project? What is a feminist, antiracist approach? Who am I to make this? What will l fill in the blank] think when it’s finished? What questions will we be asked? Will our answers be satisfactory (to us and others)? Who is this for and how will it help change things? Some questions can be answered immediately and others are asked and answered over and over. Keywords: film, documentary, marginalized, community, transgender, art

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