Beyond the Lens Interview

The WORLD Channel’s Beyond the Lens team sat down with THE AREA’s co-producer & protagonist Deborah Payne and director & co-producer David Schalliol to talk about their experience building a collaboration and making the film. Watch the interview below, and read more on the WORLD Channel’s website.

Filmmaker-Subject Partnership

Deborah Payne and David Schalliol at a screening at Big Car's Tube Factory in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Inside THE AREA: Photo project-turned feature film-turned social justice movement. David and Deborah talk documentary and community approach, presence, and follow-through.

A Year of Community Responses to THE AREA

Deborah Payne and friends at a screening at No Studios in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Excerpts from conversations near & far — reactions, histories, relevances, & calls to action — from a panoply of perspectives.