Filming Undercover: Security, Verification and Impact

Workshop Wednesday 10 December 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


This interactive workshop will explore the pitfalls, the logistics, the security issues and ultimately, the impact, of using hidden camera footage in documentary filmmaking. We will discuss its role as an advocacy tool and what responsibility, if any, filmmakers have to distribute this sort of footage beyond the scope of the film.

The workshop will feature a conversation between Oren Yakobovich, co-founder of Videre, and Orlando von Einsiedel, director of Virunga. They will share their respective experiences of working with communities to gather undercover footage of human rights violations and corruption; discussing the process in its entirety from initial scoping through to effective distribution.

The workshop will be moderated by Jess Search, chief executive of BritDoc.

Spaces are limited. To apply to attend this free event please send an email to [email protected] with your name, credits (if applicable) and a brief (no more than 50 words) answer to the following question:

Why are you interested in knowing more about hidden camera footage? If your interest relates to a specific project, please tell us about it.