DURHAM -- The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival brings in 15,000 people and filmmakers from around the world to Durham over four days each year. 

The festival director of the second oldest all documentary film festival in the country says they saw effects when House Bill 2 passed as law.

Long time attendees said they wouldn't come back until a change was made and sponsors threatened to pull out.

Now that the law has been repealed, one filmmaker is skeptical if it's enough.

"I think they have a ways to go before they've really dealt with that issue and what they've done thus far seems a little too calculated for public relations and economics versus social justice," said Steve James.

This year, which is the 20th anniversary of the festival, 90 films were shown including 22 premieres.