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IDA Documentary Awards 2023


Join us as we celebrate amazing filmmakers at the 39th annual IDA Documentary Awards! This virtual event can be seen on our social media channels and website. Be sure to set reminders for December 12, 2023, 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET! Learn more about the nominees at

Fall 2023

This issue returns Documentary Magazine to print after a 10-month pause. At first, the time off from printing allowed us to begin to reimagine a print periodical with such a strong legacy as this one. But a few months in, we needed the pause to locate a new printer after the closure of the magazine’s former printer, Boss Litho. How do we keep this magazine from becoming obsolete, like so many other print media? It is clear that this magazine must draw upon what makes documentary films so powerful—an inextricable connection to reality that renders truth, clarity, complexity, and artistry.Articles featured in the print version will be published online throughout December 2023 and January & February, 2024. 
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Doc of the Week

Space, Hope, and Charity

This week's Doc of the Week follows Charity Woodrum, a young woman from rural Oregon who overcomes poverty, family dysfunction, and unspeakable tragedy as she pursues a dream of becoming an astrophysicist. SPACE, HOPE, AND CHARITY seeks to display the power of kindness and human connection, and prove that resilience and tenacity can overcome staggering odds.