This report summarizes research on the perceptions of South African documentary filmmakers about copyright clearance requirements and the effect of such requirements on their work. This work was performed in the context of a larger project exploring how lessons learned from “best practices” projects with documentary filmmakers in the U.S. can help their counterparts in other countries identify and overcome barriers to effective filmmaking posed by escalating
copyright clearance requirements.
Jaszi, Peter and Sean Fiil-Flynn. Untold Stories in South Africa: Creative Consequences of the Rights-Clearing Culture for Documentary Filmmakers. PIJIP Research Paper no. 20. December 2009.