Membership & Donations

The Black Documentary Collective (BDC) was founded by the late, great documentarian St. Clair Bourne to support the artistic development and professional advancement of documentary media makers of African descent.  For these film and media makers, it is the singular networking organization for documentary film, video, and media professionals of African descent. The BDC supports its members through hosting screenings, access to professional development workshops, discounted professional services, educational programs, and networking events.  The BDC is also dedicated to making a difference in the ever-increasing communities that are interested in, and influenced by the work of its talented members, through community partnerships, outreach and engagement.  We’ve helped countless members raise money, promote and screen their films, find work and mentors.  We also have a catalog/directory of our members that will be posted soon on our new website, currently under construction.  The catalog & directory allows for anyone interested in our members work to contact them for screenings, jobs, mentorship, distribution, etc.

You can join as a professional, student, or if you just want to support our work, donate as a BDC Friend at any amount you wish.

Please email us at to join our public programs mailing list, and contact us for more information, press interviews, or to book our members for panel discussions or film screenings.

To become a Professional or Student member, please complete send your resume and/or bio, along with the name of the BDC Member who referred you to

To pay for membership or to make a donation (USD), either mail your check/money order to the address below, or click the Paypal button below.

Click on the DONATE button and enter your selection in the "Purpose" line.

"Friend of the BDC Donation" (any amount, $40 suggested)

Donate to the Down the River Documentary Film
Please write "Down the River Documentary Film" in the "Purpose"Line

Mail Checks or Money Orders to:
PO Box 610
Hamilton Grange Station
New York, NY 10031

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