Five Documentaries Awarded Summer 2022 Awards
We are pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund Summer 2022 award winners. The Fund awards grants totalling $200,000 to a selection of film projects annually through our Summer and Winter Open Calls.
The Fund’s five selection of award winners for this Summer period are:
UNEARTH — Two young fishermen in remote Alaska investigate a mining company steamrolling local opposition to build North America’s largest mines and uncover the reality of an industry essential to our everyday life and the future of our planet. Director: Hunter Nolan.
Colors of White Rock — Sweeping over the Gobi Desert wastelands wrought by Mongolia’s mining boom, Maikhuu, one of the rare women truck drivers, fights for survival along the country’s hazardous coal roads. Director: Khoroldorj Choijoovanchig.
Undamming the Klamath — Century-old dams that have all but annihilated California’s Klamath River Watershed will be demolished in 2023, resulting in the largest dam removal and river restoration project the world has seen. Director: Shane Anderson.
No Home Here — Sacramento’s most compelling unsheltered individuals are portrayed, emphasizing the homelessness crisis as a heartbreaking, yet solvable, issue. Director: Lisa Klein.
Inversion: The Unfinished Business of Pittsburgh’s Air — After a catastrophic fire at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works pushed the region’s air quality from bad to worse, the community rallies to assert its right to clean air. Director: Mark Dixon.
“Documentaries raise awareness about difficult issues affecting people around the globe,” said Asher Rogovy, Vice-President. “We are thrilled to support filmmakers telling these stories.”
Applications are now being accepted for the Winter 2022 Open Call, which ends November 15th 2022.