IDA's Doc U Point of View: Editors on the Art of Storytelling

Great documentaries are made, not born, and the place where that happens is in the editing room. A good editor can save a documentary director’s neck; a great one can make a director look like a genius. So, who are these saviors and alchemists and what special storytelling skills do they have that directors can benefit from?

Come to this month’s International Documentary Association’s Doc U panel for a lively and illuminating discussion with a panel of high caliber editors moderated by Emmy-nominated editor Lillian Benson, A.C.E. (Eyes on the Prize II, Bridging the Divide – Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race). Confirmed panelists include Kim Roberts, A.C.E. (Inequality for All, Last Call at the Oasis), Johanna Demetrakas (Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Angels in the Dust), and Maya Hawke (Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, Cave of Forgotten Dreams.)