2017 was a year of struggle and a year in which we saw the emergence of diverse community leadership and open dialogue about some of our most intractable social inequalities. In the context of so much change and upheaval, it is a gift to work with incredibly talented and passionate filmmakers, producers, community leaders, educators, philanthropists and many other dynamic and creative people who understand the power of non-fiction media to contribute to positive social change.Read More
The Bad Kids is a gorgeous film, visually and stylistically. It's about a group of students whose lives, in many ways, have been filled with uncertainty. We hear their stories of hunger, neglect, abuse, substance use, and poverty, and yet they show up to school, they strive, and, with support from the staff and faculty at Black Rock High School, they begin to thrive. They are resilient and they are capable of anything. Theirs are the stories we need right now.
In this election, it has become harder and harder to determine who and what is real. “Truth” is hard to come by and complicated by our digital world where so much of the information we see is fed to us through algorithms based on our internet searches, our Facebook friends and our shopping habits. It’s easy to feel adrift.
This is why we love documentary films.Read More