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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

“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

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