Grantee tags documentary

Frenemies

Martinelli, Mirella

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Frenemies is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the close yet conflicted relationship between the United States and Cuba from 1950 to 2020. How much longer can this small Caribbean island survive the longest embargo in history? Read More

The Purge: Vanishing America’s Minority Voters – Palast Investigative Fund

Palast Investigative Fund

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Greg Palast and his team uncover vote theft, through undercover investigative journalism, documenting the crimes for film and print with support from the Puffin Foundation. Read More

Squirrel Hill Falls

Hilary Brashear

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

The tale of a magical abandoned park, its local history, and a new neighbor curious to get inside. This quirky, DIY documentary, uses playfulness and fantasy to tell the story of a Philadelphia neighborhood mystery. Read More

EHRP-Puffin Reporting Fellowships

Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Founded by Barbara Ehrenreich in 2012, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project commissions award-winning multimedia journalism about inequality in America. We provide financial and editorial support to independent journalists, many of whom are low-income or disabled. Read More

Mels Love Land

Lutz, Melanie

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

A loving docu-series that asks the question..."WHAT IF all your thoughts were loving? Using 21st Century media and spiritual technology Melanie develops a new language, a high vibratory broadcast in coherence with our collective heart, baring witness to a world of love. Read More

Cowboys (stars)

Pioneers Go East Collective

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Cowboys (stars) is a short film documentary featuring the compelling story of activist and drag performance artist Agosto Machado. Agosto regales us with a tapestry of stories from the Gay Liberation Movement, Stonewall, and firsthand descriptions of activists Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Read More

The Sebastopol Siege

Wilcox, Mimi

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

On the night of March 2nd, 1973, Michaela Madden, a recently widowed mother of 5, was held hostage for 8 hours in her rural California home­ — and subsequently vilified by her community. A documentary film. Read More

Traces of Home

Ghunim, Colette

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Filmmaker Colette Ghunim takes her parents to find the ancestral homes in Mexico and Palestine that they had fled from decades earlier. While filling in the missing pieces of her identity, the journeys unravel the trauma of displacement that passed down through generations. Read More

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte

Bacon, David

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

In the Fields of the North tells the story of the migration, grinding poverty yet vibrant culture of indigenous Mexican farmworkers on the Pacific Coast. Read More

No Human Involved

PJ Starr

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

No Human Involved is a feature length documentary about a woman destroyed by a 27-month prison sentence for prostitution in Arizona and the tenacity of those who fight for justice in her name through public art and other forms of activism. Video can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nohumaninvolved Read More

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