Following the successful inauguration of the People to People International Documentary Conference in 2007, the 2nd biennial conference is scheduled for this month (10 - 12 September 2009).

This year's conference offers delegates an opportunity to engage in debate and discussion around pertinent issues facing the documentary genre, including the global recession, the shifting technological landscape and various developments in the craft of documentary filmmaking.

Session highlights include a plenary on the state of public broadcasting both locally and in the global context, a panel discussion on convergence and a roundtable discussion in which opportunities and challenges facing documentary producers will be explored.

The cream of South Africa's documentary fraternity will be joined by a number of acclaimed international filmmakers including Hamid Rahmanian (Iran) The Glass House, Lucinda Broadbent (UK) Red Oil, Bob Coen (USA) Anthrax wars,Pepita Ferrari (Canada) Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary, Petr Lom (Canada) Letters to the President Holly Lubbock (UK) Fezeka's Voice and Sean McAllister (UK) Japan: A Story of Love and Hate.

For further details, including the conference programme, guest biographies and online registration, please go to and follow the link to People to People International Documentary Conference.