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The political climate has driven home the need for a vibrant public debate grounded in an understanding of the myriad ways important policy issues affect individuals, families and communities. This fund provides grants to support short films and/or other nonfiction visual stories that can be completed and distributed quickly to spur understanding and dialogue and to amplify the work of individual leaders, nonprofits and movements.  Learn more about our criteria and how to apply here.

 

A Debtor's Prison
 
The story of the largest debtor’s prison class action to settle in the United States and asking what it means to be poor in America and punished for it.
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The Hidden Costs of Energy Independence
 
Short videos focused on the immediate and underlying issues of the story of Standing Rock.
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Love The Sinner
 
A short documentary exploring the Evangelical roots of homophobia in the wake of the recent gun massacre in Orlando.
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Marching Forward
 
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Quit This Shit
 
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Untold America
 
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Beyond The Wall
 
Explores the political climate through the eyes and voices of the children of undocumented immigrants, their teachers, and business leaders in Denver, Colorado.
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The Challenge
 
Follows Jerry Sims, one of Atlanta’s best civil litigation attorneys, as he teams up with a group of legal scholars and Constitutional lawyers to mount a Supreme Court case to change the electoral college system in the United States.
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What I Fought For
 
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Untitled Refugee Stories
 
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The Last Clinics
 
A documentary series about the communities at the center of the state battle against reproductive rights.
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Angry White Men: Life After Hate
 
A project examining the root causes and conditions of racism and xenophobia though the lens of former hate group members - “Life After Hate” - now engaged in transforming attitudes of intolerance.
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Hot Chicken, Fair Chance
 
A short documentary by Katie Galloway in partnership with The Marshall Project that profiles an Ohio-based business whose staff are predominantly formerly incarcerated.
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Middle Gray
 
Explores the growing practice of using sentencing videos. The takeaway: justice, like filmmaking, isn’t always so black and white.
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Councilwoman
 
A series of shorts about the right to have a voice in democracy.
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Robeson Rises
 
Chronicles the efforts of Robeson County residents — Native, Black, brown and white — uniting against the pipeline and for a renewable future.
Letters of Hope
 
A letter-writing and digital campaign connecting individuals, including many students, in the U.S. with refugees around the world.
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Nation of Second Chances
 
A photo and video journalism series telling the stories of nonviolent drug offenders granted clemency through President Obama's clemency initiative.
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Fight for the First
 
Finding Middle Ground: Conversations Across America
 
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