Reading this makes me feel ambivalent about attending... I've had great times at Doc/Fest but I'm uneasy about supporting a festival with poor labour practices - although obviously, this is an industry-wide issue.

Not sure if this is relevant, but I've not noticed any outreach being advertised this year, such as the Door to Doc programme that ran in the past. This seems to lend support to the idea that the festival is becoming more commercial in focus...

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"They put on lots of work that is politically motivated or is trying to expose injustice,” he tells me. “But their working practices sometimes fall short of the films that they show."

Much like many trade unions...

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