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2017 Grantees

  • When a filmmaker investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community.

2016 Grantees

  • In the Fourth Kingdom, cans and bottles are exchanged for coins, and the waste of the society becomes the dreams of their inhabitants.

2014 Grantees

  • In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching.  This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later, Henry County, like many...

2012 Grantees

  • Each year in the United States, 650,000 convicts are released from our state and federal prisons. Four Walls Around Me follows three of them as they embark on the jarring odyssey known as “re-entry.”

    Jake Diepenbrock and his former gang comrades, Junior and Troy, will struggle to find...