Six Documentaries Awarded Winter 2019 Grants
We are pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund Summer 2019 award winners. The Fund awards grants totaling $200,000 annually through its Summer and Winter open calls.
To Use a Mountain — Seconds of exposure, generations of debate and epochs of geologic change all overlap in the landscapes that define the American nuclear legacy and the quest to isolate 77,000 tons of nuclear waste for 10,000 years. Director: Casey Carter.
Storm Lake Untitled — Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Art Cullen and his family fight to be the journalistic voice of their rural Iowan farming community—even as their biweekly newspaper hangs on by a thread. Director: Jerry Risius.
Untitled Utah Climate Change Denial Documentary — In a time when people are terrified about a climate apocalypse, this film spends an intimate summer with the one county which has less belief in climate change than anywhere else in the USA. Director: Ben Stillerman.
Landlock — When a group of populist Brazilian farmers take control over a new area of the Amazon rainforest, a conflict erupts at the forest’s edge. The film follows this group of farmers as they fight for control of the Brazilian Amazon. Director: Alex Pritz.
GenX: A Chemical Cocktail — Young filmmakers identify toxins and confront the cover-up of a 70-year-old public health crisis – man-made chemicals have found their way into the drinking water of their hometowns. Director: Elijah Yetter-Bowman. www.genxthefilm.org
Untitled Rural Healthcare Documentary — Since 2010, 120 rural hospitals have closed across the U.S. The film will explore the deteriorating healthcare options in the rural South and the looming threat of a full-blown crisis for communities. Director: Ramin Bahrani.
“Climate, environmental issues, and investigative journalism are themes from this round of awards,” said Hugh Rogovy, Foundation Founder. “We’re pleased to support raising awareness of these important topics.”
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2020 Open Call, which ends May 15th.