Pare Lorentz Doc Fund Grantees

2015 Grantees

  • A first-hand look at how the murder of a teenage boy became the last straw for a community under siege. Whose Streets? is a story of love, loss, conflict, and ambition; the journey of everyday people turned freedom fighters, whose lives intertwined with a burgeoning national movement for black liberation.
  • The story of a football town divided, ROLL RED ROLL is an true crime thriller examining sexual assault in small town America.
  • A story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world, who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of this curious and unexpected invasive species.
  • At a moment of national reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California's experiment teach the nation?
  • The Radicals tells the harrowing story of ISIS from the perspective of the mothers of “foreign fighters”, as they attempt to grapple with the sudden and disruptive transformation of the world around them.
  • In the aftermath of the worst mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history, Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, a cast of characters within Newtown and beyond interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.
  • Denial is a movie about electricity, about gender, about filmmaking, and about all the ways we lie to ourselves even when faced with overwhelming facts. It is the story of a family coming to terms with hard personal truths against the backdrop of a global crisis.
  • A former football star and refugee of Hurricane Katrina shakes up a troubled West Oakland high school with his edgy and unorthodox approach to keeping Black and Latino kids in school.
  • At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called "bad kids."

2014 Grantees

  • Overburden is the story of a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist...
  • For Ahkeem follows 17-year-old Daje Shelton as she struggles to beat the odds and earn a high...
  • ALMOST SUNRISE is the inspiring true story of two friends who embark on an epic journey to heal...

2011 Grantees

  • They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. No Más Bebés is the story of Mexican...
  • AS GOES JANESVILLE reports from ground zero of America’s recession-ridden heartland — the city of...

2012 Grantees

  • Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American...