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2020 Grantees

  • A former Marine and a public school teacher find themselves unable to sustain their livelihoods through their jobs. Swept along with the energy of the 2016 Sanders presidential run and the murmurs of a state-wide teacher strike, both turn to socialism, a once-fringe ideology, to tackle problems...

  • Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Art Cullen and his family fight to be the journalistic voice of their rural Iowan farming community through their biweekly newspaper, The Storm Lake Times.

2019 Grantees

  • The Sacred & The Snake follows several Indigenous women and two-spirit activists as they discover their power in the act of collective resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline. But as each returns home empowered to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma and abuse, they realize their battle has just begun.

  • STASI examines former East Germany’s information gathering police state through the eyes of those who are now confronting their past by opening and investigating their files on camera for the first time.

2018 Grantees

  • A daughter explores the disappearance of her father, a former Libyan Foreign Minister and peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi, and pieces together her mother's 19-year perilous journey through a political labyrinth to find him.

  • Skin of Glass is the story of São Paulo’s largest vertical favela, a 25-story office tower that is a treasure of mid-20th-century architecture and Denise Zmekhol’s late-father’s masterpiece. The film follows Zmekhol’s journey to discover her father’s threatened legacy as an artist, as she confronts the harsh reality of inequality destroying the city he loved.

2016 Grantees

2014 Grantees

  • College is supposed to be the best years of a young adult’s life, filled with personal exploration, sex, parties and intellectual growth. Yet on many campuses there has been a general attitude of “boys will be boys,” allowing misogyny, bigotry, cyber-harassment and violence to permeate student...