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"A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. "(source:

Reel Doc Fans is a newly created group that took over the previous one.  We consist of  3 film groups in the following cities:  Austin, Texas (3,200+ members), San Diego, (2,000+ members) and New York.  All groups at some point were rescued from falling into oblivion.  Documentaries are too important, especially these days.  I believe documentary films will become even more popular in the coming years.  

Reel Doc Fans NYC is devoted to supporting our film community in New York, Austin, and San Diego. In fact, one of our goals is to highlight members' work in our monthly newsletter.   We have hosted many events, met many filmmakers, volunteered in the community, and helped struggling filmmakers find an audience.  

We strive to adapt our mission to the needs of our members. 

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, we have moved our Meet-Ups online. We are currently working on a website where we plan to highlight our members who are filmmakers and share news and events. 

Meet Up's aren't free–but this group is, so if you'd like to support us.  You can donate through Paypal by using the "" email.  It will go a long way to support our efforts as we group.  

Thanks for your support. 

Cara Harpole


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