Four Documentaries Awarded Summer 2021 Grants
The Rogovy Foundation is pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund Summer 2021 award winners. The Fund awards grants totalling $200,000 to a selection of film projects annually through its Summer and Winter open calls.
The Fund’s four selection of award winners for this Summer period are:
Speaking Freely — After a career spent at the forefront of our biggest free speech battles, preeminent attorney Floyd Abrams confronts new and difficult questions about the meaning of the First Amendment in the 21st century. Director: Yael Melamede.
Untitled Marjolaine Grappe Film — We are withholding further details on this project until a later date. Currently in production. Director: Marjolaine Grappe. Producers: Clare Marash and Xan Parker.
Tracing the Hairstons — Interweaving her search for her African ancestors, director Princess A. Hairston unravels the history of the largest slave-holding family in the U.S. through the personal stories of Black and white individuals in the Hairston clan as her journey unveils a harrowing, hidden familial history, exposing America’s distorted narrative about slavery. Director: Princess A. Hairston. www.tracingthehairstons.com
We are Called to be a Movement — Two Evangelical movements – one rooted in the social gospel of MLK, the other in White Christian Nationalism – vie for the soul of American Democracy. Directors: Stephen Ujlaki & Chris Jones.
“It’s never easy selecting projects when there are so many topics worthy of exposition,” said Asher Rogovy, Foundation Vice-President. “We’re proud of supporting these films, which raise awareness about important issues.”
Applications are now being accepted for the Winter 2021 Open Call, which ends November 15th 2021.