Spending Sunday nights at Union Docs in Brooklyn has proved extremely rewarding. Last week it was all the legal stuff we like to call mumbo jumbo until we’re faced with the mess we’ve made. Last night was as thorough a walk-through of financing documentaries as I’ve ever seen. From the simplest beginnings for the rookie to the most detailed map for the veteran blue chip PBS doc-maker, in two hours it was all crammed in. It gave such a complete overview of years of trekking through the seemingly uncharted territory of the world of doc funding, that I felt I had gained a bird’s eye view of the process that allowed me to see the benefits of all the paths offered.
"Something in us wishes to remain a child, to be unconscious or, at most, conscious only of the ego; to reject everything strange, or else subject it to our will; to do nothing, or else indulge our own craving for pleasure or power."
— Carl Jung, The Structures & Dynamics of the Psyche