Documentary filmmaking is a powerful medium for storytelling and raising awareness on various critical issues. However, filmmakers often face challenges such as funding, distribution, and technical expertise. To address these issues and foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among documentary filmmakers in Africa, DOCA is creating an Online Community of Practice (CoP) dedicated to the art, craft, and business of documentary filmmaking as the central aspect of the ADEPt (African Documentary Ecosystem Platform).
DocA plans to create and launch a platform seeded with the contents of the DOCA precursor 2013 report and co-opt the documentary filmmaking community to actively participate in updating it to reflect the current realities within their respective regions/locales. This would also catalyse the coalescing of a growing African documentary filmmaking community of practice, around this valuable and dynamic shared resource.