Grantee tags documentary

“Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World”

Willow Pond Films

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

A short documentary about students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. Read More

“Egg Cream”

Willow Pond Films

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

The beloved chocolate soda drink, born in immigrant neighborhoods at the turn of the 20th century, is explored in this short film about a simple beverage and its meaning to generations of Jewish Americans. 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

A Life’s Work

Licata, David

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

A LIFE’S WORK is about four people engaged with projects they will not complete in their lifetimes, projects that could have a positive, profound, global impact. It is a meditation on passion, commitment, deep time, and long-term thinking, something that needs to be embraced now more than ever. Read More

For A Better Life

Yasmin Mistry / Foster Care Film & Community Engagement Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

"For A Better Life" is the fourth film in an eight part documentary film series, created by the Foster Care Film & Community Engagement Project (FCFCEP), which tells the true-to-life stories of foster youth in order to create greater understanding of the U.S. child welfare system. Read More

Be A Mentor / Sea Un Mentor

Cathrine Lee, James E Sanders, Jr

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

This short documentary video intends to recruit volunteer mentors for a bilingual public school. Beacon Hill Academy serves a 98% Hispanic student body, most of whom enter ‘at-risk’ for dropping out. Mentors’ personal attention counteracts insecurities that cause these kids’ poor school performance. Read More

Modoc

Tedford, Matthew Harrison

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

A rugged, agrarian landscape on the California-Oregon border bears witness to the region’s violent past. This cinematic essay meditates on the landscapes that tell, reinvent, and obscure the history of the nineteenth-century Modoc War. Read More

Journey without a Map

Woodward, Jill

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

In the short documentary "Journey without a Map", Abduol discovers an unlikely passion in contemporary dance, tapping into the healing power of art as he seeks asylum in Greece from his native Afghanistan. Read More

FRAME BY FRAME

FRAME BY FRAME

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves. Read More

The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science

The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

"The Bearded Lady Project" is a documentary film and photographic project celebrating the work of female paleontologists and highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face. Read More

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