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Tracking Data

Last week I (Jerry) went to the 2013 “Media Matters” conference at American University in Washington D.C. There, they talked about the need to use data for documentary work. Data is used extensively in science, medical, and business applications, but has not been used as much in media. That is starting to change. The keynote speaker spoke about the use of data in nonprofit segments and the need to set impact goals for a film before it is released and then to track that progress and include the audience in the process of reaching that goal.

Here’s an article about data-driven filmmaking: http://www.current.org/2013/02/a-growing-push-for-data-driven-documentary-filmmaking/

Here’s some images from the keynote: http://t.co/N29x9PUR

This is a website that is targeted at helping filmmakers track data: http://sparkwi.se/

Example: http://www.thefledglingfund.org/film/to-be-heard

I’ve started an account on Sparkwise.se but have just begun setting it up: http://sparkwi.se/b/d895e360-7bf2-11e2-9e42-f23c91dfda42?undefined

So much more work to be done! If anyone is interested in helping out in this data area, please contact infoATeclecticreel.org.

This lists the major distribution avenues for the film Indigenous Suriname (2008).

  • Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival (NIIFF) 2012, Indigenous Film Archive, Nepal, Documentary Film: “Indigenous Suriname”, July 12-15, 2012
  • 2011 Native American Film + Video Festival, Smithsonian National Museum of the Native American, New York, Documentary Film: “Indigenous Suriname”,March 30 – April 3, 2011
  • Cineteca Nacional of Chile and the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, Chile, DVD: “5 degree sample of Cinema + Indigenous Video, Chile 2011 (Indigenous Suriname)”, November 2011
  • X Film and Video Festival of Indigenous Peoples 2010, Quito, Ecuador, documentary: “Surinam Indigena”, 2010
  • University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference Graduate School Screening, documentary: “Indigenous Suriname”, August 2009.
  • Paramaribo, Suriname, Television Broadcast to honor the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, (I don’t have channel listings or times for this screening), documentary: “Indigenous Suriname, August 2009
  • 4th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival, Atlanta, GA, Documentary Film: “Indigenous Suriname”, June 11-14, 2009
  • Paramaribo, Suriname, Television Broadcast to honor the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, SKY TV Channel 47 / 103 (August 7, 8:30 PM), Garuda TV Channel 23 (August 7, 8:30 p.m., August 8, 8:30 p.m., August 9, 4:30 p.m.), documentary: “Indigenous Suriname, 2008