Enterprise Documentary Fund Grantee

Run With It

Director(s):
Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
Producer(s):
Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Run with It, an animated documentary, explores the crisis in the criminal justice system and US racial divide through the eyes of one family: De'Jaun Correia, a young black man on the Dean's List at Morehouse College grew up spinning quarters on death row with his uncle, Troy Davis. His mother Martina fought for twenty years to prove her brother Troy’s innocence. This multi-generational story is a factual examination of Troy Davis’ case and an intimate look at the human cost of a death sentence on a whole community.   


Dee Hibbert-Jones, Director / Producer

Dee Hibbert-Jones is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who produces animated documentary films that explore the crisis in the criminal justice system and the US racial divide. Her most recent animated documentary Last Day of Freedom was nominated for the 88th Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, won the IDA Documentary Awards Best Short award, and a regional Emmy. The film screened at thirty international festivals, and won twelve festival awards. Her work is supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA grant, Cal Humanities Documentary Project grant, Creative Work Fund among others. She has screened and exhibited internationally. She was awarded a California Public Defenders Association Gideon Award for support to indigent minorities, and a United States Congressional Black Veteran’s Braintrust Award in recognition for her outstanding national commitment to civil rights and social justice. Hibbert-Jones is also the recipient of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) Filmmaker Award. She was recently awarded a Creative Capital Award. She is a Professor of Art, Film, and Digital Art New Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she is founder and co-director of SPARC, a Social and Environmental Research Center.

 

Nomi Talisman, Director / Producer

Nomi Talisman is an award-winning independent filmmaker and media artists, based in San Francisco. Her short film Last Day of Freedom (2015) was nominated for an Academy Award and won a regional Emmy and the IDA Documentary Awards Best Short. Her work was supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA grant, Cal Humanities Documentary Project grant, Creative Work Fund among others, she has screened and exhibited internationally. For her work on Last Day of Freedom Talisman was awarded a California Public Defenders Association Gideon Award for support to indigent minorities, and a United States Congressional Black Veteran’s Braintrust Award in recognition for her outstanding national commitment to civil rights and social justice. Talisman is also the recipient of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) Filmmaker Award. She was recently awarded a Creative Capital Award. Her professional work with legal mitigation specialists enabled her to build a relationship of trust with the prisoners and families whose stories are at the heart of her animated documentary films.