Oprah to do for documentaries what she did for books

Oprah Winfrey made an appearence at this years Sundance Film Festival and in the process, has announced that the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is searching for and will begin broadcasting documentaries that the network feels measure up much in quality and story much in  the same way that her very popular book club has done for books.

A trio of documentaries have already been added to the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Documentary Film Club. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s “Becoming Chaz” and Christy Turlington Burns’s “No Woman, No Cry” will air on OWN this May, with Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel’s “Louder Than a Bomb” having its television premiere later in the year.

This is a very exciting time for documentary film making as the renaissance of documentary films is a direct result of affordable production  and post production tools that are allowing shooters to tell their stories.

As a micro documentary shooter, this gives me – and I’m sure many others – the hope that the craft that we love – that of telling compelling stories, now has a possible venue for display in a way that has never been available until now.

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