Dorit Inbar, Director General of the New Fund for Cinema and TV, will give a lecture on the importance of documentary films. The NFCT is a leading Israeli non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting and promoting Israeli cinema, with a special focus on documentary films. Established over two decades ago, the NFCT portfolio comprises more than 500 films, encompassing an array of themes that document the rich composition of Israeli culture and society.
Filmmaking is a powerful medium and it’s important that documentary filmmakers continue to use it to talk about social issues, push their agendas, and more. As long as they entertain and inform us they’re doing a service, even if you happen to disagree with what the documentarian is saying. What’s important is that he or she is saying it and hopefully saying it well so that anyone can understand and get behind the point of the film.
Documentary film is one of the most important mediums for change available. The makers of television are too concerned with profit to be able to do anything of that nature and Hollywood films are all about the money over the art. Documentary films can be made cheaply so there’s less concern about turning a huge profit, thus the ability to address important issues.