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Documentary Magazine

Spring 2017

In today’s political climate, the documentary community is facing the possibility of losing some of its most vital sources of public funding—which, in turn, have spurred further support from foundations, corporations and individuals. That said, we devote the Spring issue to funding, fundraising and sustainability.
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IDA-Supported Doc of the Week

Directed by
Sahan Jayawardena

In celebration of Sri Lankan Independence Day, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the Doc of the Week is Sahan Jayawardena's The People's Game!


Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

provides annual production grants totaling $195,000 to be used in the creation of documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States.
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