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2020 Grantees

  • When 32-year-old activist and father Ady Barkan is diagnosed with ALS and given four years to live, he finds himself in a deep depression, struggling to connect with his young son, whose presence reminds him of the future he will miss. But after a chance confrontation on an airplane with Senator...

2019 Grantees

  • Hu Xin and Simu are two young Chinese Millennials living in rural and metropolitan China respectively. As they navigate their own career and family choices in a male-dominant world, they look toward the wisdom of Nushu - an ancient secret woman-only script.

  • Hollow Tree tells the stories of three teenagers coming of age in Southeast Louisiana; a parable of climate adaptation worldwide.

  • A six-year-old Rohingya boy named Hossain Johar grows up in the world’s biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh. But soon, he’s forced to grow up when deadly monsoons hit and a deal is made to return his people to Myanmar.

2017 Grantees

  • If you think hazing is a trivial college problem, think again. In Hazing, award-winning filmmaker, Byron Hurt, lifts the veil on a range of secret, underground rituals that are often dehumanizing, abusive, and sometimes, deadly. Byron, a member of a fraternity, places hazing culture...

2016 Grantees

  • HOME TRUTH follows the life of Jessica Gonzales Lenahan, a Latina and Native American domestic violence survivor, who, after the death of her three young daughters, sues her local police department in Castle Rock, Colorado, for not adequately enforcing a restraining order, and pursues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and an international human rights tribunal.