When I applied for that MA course I had to write a treatment for a 30 mins documantary - did one on prostituion, street prostitution but from the angle of the women who did the unpleasent duties.
This year I promised myself I wouldnt only make daft funny stuff but also something of real value.
I had a chat with a street worker today - her opinion was no one will do interviews for free - and why should they?
Somehow paying a woman 30 quid to talk instead of fuck just seems wrong - I dunno - discuss.
Is it ethical to pay peope to be in documentary when it is ' dramatic realization of actualite' - Vertov said that I think - did ' man with a movie camera'