Report probes filmmaking ethics

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Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in Their Work is the latest study from the Center for Social Media at American University. It’s based on 45 long-form interviews. Overall, the report found, producers and directors face on a daily basis a “lack of clarity and standards in ethical practice.” Furthermore, the conversations demonstrate “a need for a more public and focused conversation about ethics before any standards emerging from shared experience and values can be articulated.”