A Reckoning

Sonya Childress
8 min readJun 15, 2020

The Documentary Film Industry Must Chart A New Path Forward

“There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.” — Zora Neale Hurston

The first six months of 2020 ushered in a level of tumult that is both tragic and relentless. The sibling pandemics of racism, poverty, and misogyny, have been joined by a terrifying new addition, Covid-19, with climate change trailing not far behind. The speed at which we are…

Sonya Childress

Cultural Strategist, Impact Producer, Senior Fellow with the Perspective Fund, a philanthropic resource for documentary film & impact campaigns. @sonyachildress