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November 2012 Awards List

December 6, 2012 | By Public Programs Staff

November 2012 Awards List

Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics

1913: Seeds of Conflict
International Documentary Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Ben Loeterman, Project Director
Award: Outright; $500,000
Production of 60-minute television documentary exploring Israeli-Palestinian relations in the years before World War I when the Ottoman Empire was crumbling.

Guangzhou Dream Factory
Raymar Educational Films, Inc.
Oakland, CA
Erica Marcus, Project Director
Award: Outright; $315,000
Production of a one-hour documentary film examining the African community taking root in Guangzhou, China, and the resulting tensions and cross-cultural exchange.

Errol Flynn's Ghost: Hollywood in Havana
Center for Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA
Gaspar Gonzalez, Project Director
Award: Outright; $70,000
The development of a final shooting script and a trailer for a 90-minute documentary about the cultural impact of Hollywood movies in mid-20th century Cuba.

Nasser: An Egyptian Story
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.
Waltham, MA
Michal A. Goldman, Project Director
Award: Outright; $600,000
Production of a 90-minute documentary film examining the life and career of Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970), the iconic Egyptian figure who led Egypt from 1952 until his death.

The Silence of Others
Independent Feature Project
New York, NY
Robert Bahar, Project Director
Award: Outright; $70,000
Development of a 60-minute documentary film about the hundreds of thousands of children who were taken from their parents by authorities and placed into adoption during and after Franco's forty-year dictatorship in Spain.

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations

America's Music: A Film History of Our Music from Bluegrass to Broadway
Tribeca Film Institute
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $75,000

Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It
Library of America
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $125,000

Cooperative Agreement in support of "An American Journey: From Slavery Toward Freedom"
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $242,270

Small Grants to Libraries

The following libraries received $1,500 to participate in the nationwide program America's Music: A Film History of Our Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.

City of Pensacola-West Florida Public Library
Pensacola, FL

Rollins College
Winter Park, FL

North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, GA

Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation
Statesboro, GA

Aurora University
Aurora, IL

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Carbondale, IL

Joliet Junior College
Joliet, IL

Skokie Public Library
Skokie, IL

Poplar Creek Public Library District
Streamwood, IL

Wartburg College
Waverly, IA

Ottawa University
Ottawa, KS

Hazard Community and Technical College
Hazard, KY

Louisville Free Public Library Foundation
Louisville, KY

Calcasieu Parish Public Library
Lake Charles, LA

Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA

Museum L-A
Lewiston, ME

Peabody Institute Library
Peabody, MA

Vineyard Haven Public Library
Vineyard Haven, MA

Kimberly Corbett
Clinton, MS

Camden County College
Blackwood, NJ

East Meadow Public Library
East Meadow, NY

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH

University of Dayton
Dayton, OH

Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Hill House Association
Pittsburgh, PA

Providence Public Library
Providence, RI

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC

University of Texas, Pan American
Edinburg, TX

North East Independent School District
San Antonio, TX

Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, WA

NEH on the Road

The following organizations received $1,000 grants for ancillary public humanities programs to accompany NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions.

St. Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA

Our Lives, Our Stories
West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc.
Pensacola, FL

For All the World to See
Kansas African American Museum, Inc.
Wichita, KS

Grass Roots
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA

Brigham City Museum and Gallery
Brigham City, UT