Filming AA activities is not permitted
If we do not use our full names but are recorded on film (DVD recording) is that breaking anonymity even if the DVD is not available to the public but sold by a private company?
Part of the 11th Tradition (long form) is:
"Our names and pictures as A.A. members ought not be broadcast, filmed, or publicly printed."
If, from that, we remove the irrelevant we have "Our
pictures as A.A. members ought not be
, or publicly printed
." Or: Our pictures as A.A. members ought not be filmed.
AA asks almost nothing of the individual but this is one of those very few things expected of each of us. It is all about keeping our principles before our personalities.
This Tradition does not make exceptions for "private" filming. To allow yourself to be filmed, in the context of AA, is a violation of Tradition in all cases. Whether this is breaking one's anonymity is a syntactical question and not all that relevant because it should never happen.
"So with the question of anonymity. If we have a banner, that word, speaking of the surrender of the individual - the ego - is emblazoned on it. Let us dwell thoughtfully on its full meaning and learn thereby to remain humble, modest, and ever conscious that we are eternally under divine direction." - Dr. Bob link