Genres Video, Film & Radio

The SCRIABIN SONATAS Reimagined, Part 1

Akselrud, Elina

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

This Intertwining Arts project is a blend of live piano performance of the first five Piano Sonatas by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) and a simultaneous projection of artistic video collages, with the Planet Earth and humanity's impact on it as the main subject matter. It was premiered in June'19. Read More

Night Sky

Alison

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Two girls search for help after their car breaks down in the desert and discover portals to other dimensions, sound chambers and the magic of wanderlust. Read More

“The Power of Good Will: African Americans and Jews together for Civil Rights”

Alliance of Ethics & Art Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Interviews with Blacks and Jews who fought for equality, North and South—even risking death--are powerful evidence of what Eli Siegel, founder of the education Aesthetic Realism, identified: "the force of ethics” working in people throughout history. Read More

Enduring Alliances: Jewish Refugee Scholars & Black Colleges in the South

Alliance of Ethics and Art, Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Original research/interviews reveal how Black colleges in the segregated South (1930s-60) saved the lives of Jewish Refugee Scholars and their families from the Nazi Holocaust by offering them jobs, after US quotas were met. These Enduring Alliances continue today. Read More

“If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival

American Friends Service Committee - IHTD Film Festival

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" youth film festival asks youth ages 23 years old and younger, “If YOU had the power to choose, how would you spend 1 trillion dollars? What could that money do for your family, for your community?" Read More

Accession

and Tamer Hassan , Armand Yervant Tufenkian

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

In this 16mm travelogue, Tamer Hassan and Armand Yervant Tufenkian trace a collection of letters, originally written to accompany seed packets sent between friends and families, across the U.S. Read More

RED FATHER

Beck-Friedman, Tova

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

RED FATHER is the story of the rise and fall of Bernard Ades. It is the story of a Communist lawyer, from fighting for civil rights in the U.S. and against fascism in Spain, to the dark days of the blacklist that ended his stellar career. Read More

Coal Cocked

Bernofsky, Gene

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Coal Cocked is an advocacy film meant to help stop Arch Coal from strip mining 1.3 billion tons of coal in the Tongue River and Powder River Basins of Montana. Read More

Burning In The Sun

Birdgirl Productions

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

An inspirational portrait of a young West African man who starts a business building solar panels from scratch and selling to them to rural customers in Mali who’ve never before lived with electricity. Read More

The Longest Straw

Bode, Samantha

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, Director Samantha Bode spends sixty-five days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueducts, to draw a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. Read More

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