Documentaries can engage an audience in a far stronger way than any presentation could hope to achieve. They therefore become a powerful tool for drawing attention to a particular issue or celebrating an achievement. Generally speaking there are two types of documentary: those made by a minority community about an issue, and those made by the majority society about the minority community. Both can have their place and reveal something special in a unique way. This section includes both kinds. Special mention should go to Joan Bailey, who pioneered Deaf documentary making in NZ, and whose work you can view in this section. Please note that if you have a documentary to add to SignDNA, we would welcome it. Please be in touch.