Documental is a production company specialising in films about global issues. We believe that bringing cinematic storytelling to research, development projects and social initiatives generates impact in a way that other formats cannot. A good film can briefly and vividly convey the complexities of a project; a good film can put a human face to a problem, illustrating why it matters and what is at stake; a good film can capture the effectiveness of an initiative while showing the steps involved in reaching that impact. At Documental, we make good films.
Because we are passionate about the power of film and photography, we also encourage clients to include visual media in their programme design. Working directly with project teams as well as the communities involved, we facilitate participatory workshops and training to capture results as they happen. From capacity building activities in the field to public presentations and strategies for long-term impact, we support the sustainability of our clients’ work from the ‘inside’ out.
Whether documenting changes in knowledge, attitudes, practice or behaviours, we believe in making important stories visible and accessible to a wide audience. Our goal is to increase discussion, debate and public engagement with global issues and the projects that tackle them. At Documental we bring film to projects that matter.