Grantee tags film

land and flower

David Wayne Reed

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

land and flower is a short film by David Wayne Reed about tallgrass prairie remnants, the lands lost, and the flowers that remain. land and flower is a poetic acknowledgment of the native prairie, an emergent benediction, and a call to conservation of this rare and endangered ecosystem. Read More

Sirena’s Gallery

Stoddard, Christine

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Sirena's Gallery is an independent feature film about a Salvadoran-American woman’s struggle as an art gallery owner after losing her husband to suicide. Read More

Oh, The Guilt

Zargari, Shahab

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Oh, The Guilt, is a coming-of-age film set in the 1990s featuring a Persian-American teen as the main character. The plot tackles death, and survivor’s guilt, elements of the human condition that transcend age, race, and creed. Read More

Missing 411: Into the Void: The Movie

SlugFest Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Missing 411: Into the Void is a constantly evolving interdisciplinary performance project that meditates on the subjects of disappearance. In this installment, vaudeville, horror, multimedia, music, and satire come together to tell the story of the disappearance of five best friends. Read More

The Art of Un-War

Niro, Maria

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

In "The Art of Un-War" Krzysztof Wodiczko challenges our complacency towards war, xenophobia, and displacement with his unique large-scale projections onto monuments and facades. Read More

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

Deep Green: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Jackson County, Oregon, July 20, 2019

Tribe, Mark

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Deep Green: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Jackson County, Oregon, July 20, 2019 is the second in a series of archival landscape films. Each recording is 24 hours long, shot in real time on a stationary camera, and exhibited in a loop. The Puffin funds were used for camera equipment rental. 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

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

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

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