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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
Vera Wagman, Scott Whitham

In celebration of National Dance Day on July 29th, this week's film tells the story of how a Jewish woman who lost of her dream of becoming a dancer because of the Holocaust tried to pass on her love of the ballet to her daughters.


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. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until July 31, 2017.
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