The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking: Navigating Moral Dilemmas

Aim of the Workshop: In the enlightening “The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking: Navigating Moral Dilemmas” workshop, participants will delve into the complex ethical considerations and challenges faced by documentary filmmakers. It’s designed to equip both aspiring and experienced filmmakers with the knowledge and tools to navigate sensitive ethical issues while creating impactful documentaries.

Workshop Leader: Seg Kirakossian is an accomplished documentary filmmaker with over 12 years of experience in the industry. Renowned for their commitment to ethical filmmaking, Seg will guide participants through thought-provoking discussions and real-world scenarios, offering invaluable insights into the ethical dimensions of documentary filmmaking.

Duration: 120 Minutes

Target Group: This workshop is tailored for documentary filmmakers at all levels who are eager to explore the ethical considerations that permeate their craft. It’s a must-attend for students, independent filmmakers, and anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the ethical complexities within documentary storytelling.


  • Understanding Ethical Filmmaking: Gain a comprehensive understanding of ethical issues specific to documentary filmmaking, including informed consent, privacy, and representation.
  • Real-World Case Studies: Explore real-world case studies that highlight ethical challenges and ethical solutions, drawing from both historical and contemporary examples.
  • Interactive Discussions: Engage in open and interactive discussions with fellow filmmakers to share experiences, perspectives, and ethical dilemmas.
  • Guidelines and Best Practices: Receive practical guidance and best practices for maintaining ethical standards throughout the documentary production process.

Expected Results

By the end of this workshop, participants can expect to:

  • Develop a heightened awareness of ethical considerations within documentary filmmaking.
  • Be equipped with strategies to address ethical dilemmas effectively.
  • Gain confidence in their ability to create documentaries that respect the ethical boundaries and rights of their subjects.


For event organizers interested in offering this enlightening workshop to their participants, please reach out to us at Join us in this essential exploration of the ethical dimensions of documentary filmmaking, and empower your participants to produce documentaries that are both powerful and ethically sound.