What we're about
This is a group for anyone who, like me, has a passion for documentary films but no professional experience. I started this group because I've wanted to make documentaries for a long time. However, not having gone to film school meant I didn't get to make those important connections with people whom I can learn from and work with.
So my conceptualization for this group is to build a kind of informal (and free!) film school myself, where members can propose and work on projects from start to finish (including financing and distribution), share equipment, do readings, discuss various elements and schools of thought of documentary, go to showings and festivals, promote each other's work, etc.
I have no idea if this concept will work. I just know that it's something that I wish already existed because if it did I would join it. But I'm betting there are a lot of other people out there who fit that description as well!