POV Executive Director Simon KilmurryFor those of you unfamiliar with the D-Word, it is a unique online community of over 2400 documentary professionals from over 78 countries who share information and resources on all things documentary, including creative, business, technical, and social topics.

D-Word was started began as a series of online journal entries by filmmaker Doug Block depicting the joy and angst of making and selling his feature documentary, Home Page. (Doug was also a co-producer of the seminal doc Silverlake Life: the View From Here — which was broadcast on POV in 1993, and is one of my favorite films of all time.)

D-Word has blossomed into one of the best resources for documentary makers interested in sharing resources and connecting with each other. Check out their upcoming online seminar HONEST TRUTHS with Pat Aufderheide (starting Mon 7 Sep 2009 through Mon 14 Sep 2009 ) on the ethical challenges in making documentary film.

Join them now (it’s free!!) and celebrate ten years of building a worldwide documentary community.