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Looking for Conservative Docs

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 16, 2006 at 11:56AM

Given the wide-range of left-leaning documentaries, why isn't there a complementary number of conservative ones seen at film festivals or ultimately in theaters? Thats the question asked in a New York Times piece today by John Anderson who explores the liberal bias in U.S. documentaries and wonders where the right-wing films are. Noting that festivals like Sundance, Seattle, IDFA, or the NYFF simply don't receive such films, he quotes Wash Westmoreland (director of the upcoming narrative feature "Quinceanera" and the recent doc "Gay Republicans"), The thing that drives you to make a documentary is seeing it as a way to social change. Societies with little conflict tend not to make interesting art."
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Given the wide-range of left-leaning documentaries, why isn't there a complementary number of conservative ones seen at film festivals or ultimately in theaters? Thats the question asked in a New York Times piece today by John Anderson who explores the liberal bias in U.S. documentaries and wonders where the right-wing films are. Noting that festivals like Sundance, Seattle, IDFA, or the NYFF simply don't receive such films, he quotes Wash Westmoreland (director of the upcoming narrative feature "Quinceanera" and the recent doc "Gay Republicans"), The thing that drives you to make a documentary is seeing it as a way to social change. Societies with little conflict tend not to make interesting art."

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