Doc Next Network Manifesto
Doc Next Network is a unique community of media-makers, educators, programmers, researchers and innovators that have come together as a movement, capturing the views of young Europeans media-makers, to redefine and re-imagine documentary within the shifting borders of Europe. We strive for social justice and inclusive public opinion in Europe. We are active in the UK, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Turkey and connected to other parts of Europe and its neighbours. We highlight the work of a new generation of media-makers that show what Europe is really about: a complex space for encounters and (shifting) borders.

We create a link between the traditional media and the constantly developing world of free culture. We use open licenses. We look for new ways to develop our work.

We believe in the importance of a safe space, and our workshops are a playground for Do-It-Yourself media-makers to experiment
photowith their craft and to learn from their mistakes.

We believe that the greatest documentarists show two virtues; the patient-eye and the tender-eye. We are patient with our work, waiting for entire events to unfold in front of us whilst we document them, giving pause for reflection, and we are tender towards our subjects, sympathising with them and empowering them as we capture their realities.

Across our hubs we have a vast range of skills developedurl-2through years of hands-on experience that means we are the right people to come together and strive to reach our common goals. These are:• To strive for a more inclusive public debate and imagery in and about Europe;
• To champion the idea of commons and present experiences across Europe, regardless of religion, ethnicity and social background;
• To advocate for young people and to promote the fact thatyoung people also have stories to tell, and these stories are important;
imgres-1• To broaden perspectives of Europe, and to champion the idea that Europe is defined by similarities and proximities, not by borders and continents;
• To redefine and re-imagine the notion of ‘documentary’ and to promote documentary as a tool for communication as well as documentation.

Doc Next Network has a broad idea of Youth.
Doc Next Network has a broad idea of Media.
Zemos98logo2-300x300Doc Next Network has a broad idea of Europe.
We represent that.

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