Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) is raising $400k on GoFundMe August 3-31! Raised funds will help keep their programs running through 2021 and will allow BGDM to finally leap into grantmaking.
COVID-19 has put the documentary field grantmaking at risk with a handful of funders shuttering their programs. And in light of the film industry’s increased interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion in response to the international Movement for Black Lives, BGDM has a unique opportunity to catalyze this moment into deeper organizational sustainability, and to expand our ability to support our members financially.
Our community has written articles to shed light. Some articles include:
Filmmaker Magazine: The Imperative to Hire Black and POC Filmmakers within the Documentary Community: A Conversation with Brown Girls Doc Mafia Founder Iyabo Boyd
Hyperallergic: We Need Documentarians of Color to Tell Their Own Stories
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS MOVEMENT
If you and/or your organization are looking for opportunities to uplift BIPOC filmmaker spaces and support systems, support the BGDM fundraiser. Here are some steps you can take before the August 3rd launch:
Join their Ally Email List
As part of our Ally Email List, we’ll share with you meaningful opportunities to collaborate with us and let you know what we are working on here at Brown Girls Doc Mafia.
Follow us on @browngirlsdocmafia on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
Spread the word. Encourage your networks to join you in steps 1 and 2.
Let us know if you know any individuals/institutions who are interested in matching donations.