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2020 Grantees

  • There’s a new drug on the horizon that promises to make little people taller—but it’s threatening to erase the very community it claims to serve. As little people grapple with their uncertain future, director Julie Wyman confronts her own complicated diagnosis of dwarfism.  At the heart of the...

  • Themes of culture, diversity, and internet freedom clash in this study of how social media has reshaped our lives and upended decades of technological, journalistic, and political norms.

  • After helping achieve independence for South Sudan in 2011, an activist and military officer left behind the government and its abuses. Hiding in the bush, far away from his family, the former officer worked to form an opposition party in the hopes of ending the cycle of violence and bringing...

2019 Grantees

  • A kaleidoscopic portrait of the aftermath of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico.

  • A group of survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests battle for justice and collaborate to create fictional scenes depicting rituals of power in the church.

  • Exploring the unsolved murder of celebrated Indigenous activist Annie Mae Aquash, we uncover a mysterious and complicated web of deception spun over the course of several decades. Annie Mae is one of thousands who make up the staggering number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. By reframing her story, the film hopes to shed light on this current epidemic.

  • When a news publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona and a speech pathologist in Texas are told they must choose between their jobs and their political beliefs, they launch legal battles that expose an attack on freedom of speech across 28 states in America.

  • Users (working title) explores the unintended and often dehumanizing consequences of our society's embedded belief that technological progress will lead to the betterment of humanity.

  • Users (working title) explores the unintended and often dehumanizing consequences of our society's embedded belief that technological progress will lead to the betterment of humanity.

2018 Grantees

  • Untitled Safe Schools Project explores the landscape of 21st-century school safety in the United States, illuminating the complex ways in which we as a nation struggle to understand and prevent violence and endeavor to create safer schools.

  • Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America follows the stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East as they flee persecution in their countries of origin to seek better and safer lives in the U.S.