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How Docs Really Can Change the World

By Lisa Hasko

Check out two of IDA's fiscally sponsored films that are creating meaningful social change. Sin by Silence, a film about domestic violence, made legislative history after Assemblywoman Fiona Ma attended a screening of the documentary in 2011. The result? The Sin by Silence Bill was signed into law by Governor Brown this September. Rebecca Richman Cohen's Code of the West hit headlines last month when it was used as part of the defense of a man facing federal drug charges. Instead of 20 years in prison, he received 5 years probation. Read the Indiewire article.

Can you think of other instances when documentaries have sparked social change? Leave a comment below!