The Borat Effect: Ethics & Integrity In Filmmaking

The International Documentary Festival is underway in Amsterdam, and everyone is talking about… Borat. Well, not Borat, actually, but “many of the ethical issues that emerged in the Borat backlash are similar to those being discussed here this week by filmmakers from around the world. Not everyone here has seen Borat, but everyone certainly knows about it. So whether or not Borat will have any lasting effect on real documentary filmmaking is definitely up for unofficial debate.”