Assessing Impact of Media

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Can Documentaries Change the World for the Better?

“Like investors overly concerned with immediate quarterly results,” writes Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Vice President for Programs Doron Weber in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “grant makers who focus primarily on specific short-term actions resulting from films may risk ignoring the more profound ways that works of art can affect people and influence the culture in which we are all embedded.”

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