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NEH-funded Documentary Films Screening at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Festival

April 2, 2017 | By Public Programs Staff

Program Officer Chrissy Cortina is attending the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival April 6-9, in Durham, North Carolina.  This year’s Festival will feature two documentary films awarded grants through NEH’s Division of Public Programs Media Projects: 

Anne Makepeace’s Tribal Justice, an intimate portrait of two Tribal Court judges who are applying restorative justice practices in their Native American communities as an alternative to incarceration. Tribal Justice is expected to broadcast on the PBS series POV in 2017.  [At Full Frame, Friday, April 7 — 1:20 pm]

Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, a film exploring the history and legacy of historically black colleges and universities.  The film will air on the PBS series Independent Lens in early 2018.  [At Full Frame, Saturday, April 8 — 10:10 am]

Visit NEH’s Division of Public Programs webpage to learn more about grant opportunities.  The next Media Projects Development and Production application submission deadline is August 9, 2017; guidelines will be posted at least two months prior to the deadline.

Please contact Division program officer Chrissy Cortina (ccortina[at]neh[dot]gov) with any questions about NEH grant opportunities or to make an appointment during the Festival.

The Morris and Ruth B. Cowan Foundation received a Production grant for Tribal Justice. Firelight Media received a Production grant for Tell them We Are Rising.