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The D-Word hosts discussions about the art, craft, business, and social impact of documentary film. Our Public Topics are open to all but limited to just a few discussions. Documentary professionals, however, can apply for free access to a wide range of industry discussions (and more!) in our Business, Creative, Social, and Technical Topics.

Founded in 1999, The D-Word has become the the web's leading documentary community with more than 10,900 members from 127 countries. Learn more about The D-Word.

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