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The Fandom Documentary to release on July 3rd

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For many furries, the Fourth of July weekend would be a time that many would make their way to the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in order to partake in the convention of Anthrocon. Due to the current pandemic, most conventions have been canceled for the year of 2020. For those furries looking to reconnect with their community, though, a full length documentary by Ash Coyote is set to release that weekend.

The furry producer did a series of shorter furry non-fiction for her channel which we reviewed here.

The Fandom gives a historical dive into our group, similar to the non-fiction book “Furry Nation” in an audio-visual presentation. It goes on a journey from our foundations in the 1970s up to the present day covering all the aspects of the fandom. It looks to take a look under the magic and masks to present the human aspect of our growing community.

Due to the pandemic, the release will be a bit more muted as film festivals have been cancelled, so they are looking for your support. While the work will be offered for free on YouTube on Ash’s YouTube channel, it is available for purchase on Blu-Ray of digital formats here.

A full review will be presented here on July 3rd when it is released.

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I cant wait. The golden age of the furry fandom is my favourite era of the fandom.

Your rating: None Average: 4 (2 votes)

That sounds pretty cool. I'm a new furry, so I'd be interested to learn about what the fandom was long before I joined.

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When you say the review will be presented when the film is released, does that mean you've already seen it? Does it improve over the first set? Like I commented on the article on that, they were visually really good but lacking in depth and providing little to no actual information.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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I have, but under embargo so no further comment until release.

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Oh yay another Popufur ego stroking vanity project. Can't believe they raised the money to interview their friends. It's gonna be a hard pass for me on this one. I'm in the fandom already, I know the story. Who is this for? Normies? As if they'd watch this.

Sorry not sorry.

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I think the individual in question does have a passion for cinematography, and even had a job in it before they were let go for being trans-gendered.

Perhaps if their employer hadn't been so short sighted, their employee wouldn't have felt the need to engage in her 'vanity project'. So perhaps you can direct your anger that way.

There are worse things 'popufurs' of the past tried to raise money for. Kage got in a bit of a controversy snare back in 2010 when he tried to raise money to get 2 to go with him to Eurofurence back in 2010: https://forum.eurofurence.org/index.php?topic=2286.0

This became somewhat of a tradition it seems...

And in 2014: https://forum.eurofurence.org/index.php?topic=5108.0
And in 2016: https://forum.eurofurence.org/index.php?topic=6905.0

At least the fandom is getting a product that everyone can enjoy from the fundraising efforts. The above ones, not so much unless you were a person going to Eurofurence that year and were of the ones who would even attend that performance.

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Something i learned a long time ago is that if you want an accurate documentary about a Group/person/Etc. you should never watch a documentary made by the same Group/person/Etc.

The conflict of interest will severely alter it's accuracy.

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Then the Lisa Ling one is what you are looking for (https://www.flayrah.com/7491/life-presented-furries-wholesome-coping-mechanism-a...)

Though I have to say, just because a statement comes from outside a group doesn't make it accurate either. That mean's I'd have to trust the CSI interpretation because it comes from a third party.

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The "Down the Rabbit Hole" doc (that won an Ursa Major) was pretty good (though I think in hindsight it spent way too much time on the Burned Furs in general and Squee Rat's "manifestos" in particular); a lot of previous fandom insider docs (including, I believe, this director's YouTube offerings) have been taken to task for focusing on fursuiting to the near absolute exclusion of anything else, and then this non-furry came along and actually featured a lot of furry art in his talk about furries. Like, it wasn't even hard. I think it winning an Ursa Major should have been a bit of an eye-opener to future fandom documentarians.

Going the other way, does anybody remember that Brony documentary with John de Lancie? No? Exactly. Turns out nobody outside the MLP:FiM fandom wanted a feature length advertorial about how great the MLP:FiM fandom was.

"For no one who wholeheartedly shares in a given sensibility can analyze it; he can only, whatever his intention, exhibit it. To name a sensibility, to draw its contours and to recount its history, requires a deep sympathy modified by revulsion."
-Susan Sontag, "Notes on Camp"

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The CSI episode is not a documentary. And you can always look at the documentary maker's past works (unless it's the first project) and see if the reporting is biased or neutral.

The problem is that the majority of people who see documentaries take them as being completely true without fact checking anything.

If you decide to make a documentary you either make it as truthful and realistic as possible, if you can't do that then you shouldn't be making one in the first place. Anything else you could view as propaganda.

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That one was positive but it wasn't particularly good. Like Crossaffliction says, the Down the Rabbit Hole one was good.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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