Grants & Awards

By: Date | Title

Elephant’s Dream

Elephant’s Dream

This story of public sector workers in a rail station, post office and the only fire station in Kinshasa offers poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition, and lives lived beyond chaos... More »

– by Kristof Bilsen

Summer 2011 & 2012

Our Nixon

Our Nixon

Newly uncovered Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon’s closest aides – and fellow Watergate conspirators – offer an intimate and surprising new glimpse into his presidency... More »

– by Penny Lane

Summer 2011 & 2012

E-Team

E-Team

A chronicle of the intense and courageous work of three investigators working to expose international human rights abuses... More »

– by Katy Chevigny & Ross Kauffman

2012

Vidal v. Buckley

Vidal v. Buckley

The ten nationally televised 1968 debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley defined a new era of public discourse, demarcating the moment that TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle... More »

– by Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville

2012

Before You Know It

Before You Know It

This film captures the experiences of several LGBTQ seniors as they navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of their “golden years.”.. More »

– by PJ Raval

Summer 2009 & 2012

Informant

Informant

An investigation into the turbulent life and journey of a prominent radical activist turned FBI informant... More »

– by Jamie Meltzer

Summer 2010 & Summer 2011

Call Me Kuchu

Call Me Kuchu

As state-sanctioned homophobia reaches new heights in Uganda, David Kato, the country’s first openly gay man, will stop at nothing to liberate the LGBT community... More »

– by Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Summer 2011

Citizen Koch

Citizen Koch

A story about money, power and democracy in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to treat corporations as citizens... More »

– by Carl Deal & Tia Lessin

Summer 2011

Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws

Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws

An observational documentary providing unprecedented access to the environmental direct action movement in the UK... More »

– by Emily James

Winter 2011

States

States

The world’s only freelance diplomats guide non-states in their struggle for recognition, through the pageantry of international affairs... More »

– by David Soll

Winter 2011

The Scribe of Uraba

The Scribe of Uraba

When her father is murdered in rural Colombia, Alcira Gil embarks on a quest for justice that is larger than her family, her village, or even her country... More »

– by Jeff & Michael Zimbalist

Winter 2011

The Great Invisible

The Great Invisible

A chilling corporate thriller and heartbreaking human drama about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill through the stories of people – from rig workers to Gulf Coast residents - still recovering from the aftermath long after the world moved on... More »

– by Margaret Brown

Winter 2011

Powerless

Powerless

In Kanpur, India, hundreds of people risk their lives to climb up electricity poles to steal electricity. As police vehicles roll in to stop the theft, the lines are drawn for a battle over electricity... More »

– by Fahad Mustafa & Deepti Kakkar

Summer 2011

Code of the West

Code of the West

Reflecting the controversies enveloping the marijuana industry throughout the United States, Montana braces itself to become the first state to repeal a medical marijuana law... More »

– by Rebecca Richman Cohen

Winter 2011 & Summer 2011

In the Last Days of the City

In the Last Days of the City

A filmmaker comes of age in a city on the brink of revolution... More »

– by Tamer El Said

Winter 2011

Marmato

Marmato

In a historic Colombian gold-mining town, the miners’ way of life is threatened as a multinational mining company plans a total takeover... More »

– by Mark Grieco

Winter 2009 & Summer 2011

BURN

BURN

A front-line look at the city of Detroit, as seen through the eyes of its firefighters, who are some of the busiest in the world... More »

– by Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez

Summer 2010

Burma Soldier

Burma Soldier

Tells the powerful story of a Burmese soldier who swapped sides to join Aung San Suu Kyi's struggle for a democratic Burma... More »

– by Nic Dunlop, Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern

Winter 2010

Untitled Sara Jane Moore Project

Untitled Sara Jane Moore Project

A look into the mind of Sara Jane Moore, a 45-year-old former socialite turned radical who was publicly exposed as double agent for the FBI and the violent Left and who attempted to assassinate President Ford... More »

– by Robinson Devor

Summer 2010

Delta Boys

Delta Boys

Explores the untold stories of the Niger Delta and the Niger Delta militancy... More »

– by Andrew Berends

Summer 2009

Watchers of the Sky

Watchers of the Sky

Traversing time and continents to explore genocide and the world's response... More »

– by Edet Belzberg

Winter 2009

Circumstance

Circumstance

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession... More »

– by Maryam Keshavarz

Summer 2010 & Summer 2009

Pushing the Elephant

Pushing the Elephant

When war came to Rose’s village in the DRC, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Over a decade later, they are reunited in the U.S., where they must face the past and build a new future... More »

– by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel

Summer 2008

Togetherness Supreme

Togetherness Supreme

A unique film project - a feature length fictional film made by, with, for the community of Kibera, east Africa’s largest slum... More »

– by Nathan Collett

Winter 2008

When Two Worlds Collide

When Two Worlds Collide

Providing a unique insight into modern day Amazonian life, this film reveals how Peruvian indigenous natives are being threatened to fuel the illusion of our only possible subsistence; oil... More »

– by Yachaywasi Films

2008

Iron Ladies of Liberia

Iron Ladies of Liberia

After 14 years of a brutal civil war, Liberia elects its first female president-Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, nicknamed the Iron Lady... More »

– by Daniel Junge & Siatta Scott-Johnson

2006

Hometown Baghdad

Hometown Baghdad

An online web series produced by Chat the Planet, tells the stories of three young Iraqis struggling to survive in Baghdad during the war... More »

– by Kate Hillis & Ziad Turkey

2006

Project Kashmir

Project Kashmir

Two American friends from opposite sides of the divide, investigate the war in Kashmir and find their friendship tested over deeply rooted political, cultural and religious biases... More »

– by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel

2006