2017 SDF Filmmaking Grants Announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the SDF Filmmaking Grant:

A LOVE SUPREME: Black, Christian, and Queer in the South (working title)
(Kyndra Frazier and Katina Parker)
A LOVE SUPREME follows 6 families and their journey to transcending religious dogma, to love each other despite theological differences regarding sexuality.

CHINESE AMERICAN VOTERS PROJECT (working title) 
(Yi Chen)
CHINESE AMERICAN VOTERS PROJECT is a cinéma vérité style documentary following Trump’s first year in office through the lens of Chinese Americans who cast their very first ballots as American citizens for him in 2016.

JIG SHOW: Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana
(Leslie Cunningham)
Brown-skin showgirls, whites-only audiences, and the brave African-American showman who left an extraordinary legacy despite the insurmountable odds against him and his dreams.

THIS TACO TRUCK KILLS FASCISTS
(Rodrigo Dorfman)
A Revolutionary Taco Truck Theatre travels into the heart of America’s Trumplandia with a simple message: “No guacamole for immigrant haters.”

OVERLAND
(Elisabeth Haviland James & Revere La Noue)
An epic and meditative odyssey across four continents, OVERLAND is the interwoven story of three extraordinary people living the 6,000 year-old tradition of falconry to find their place in the modern world.

Congratulations to the above filmmakers, and congratulations to all who applied! Southern storytelling is growing in reach and craft because of you.

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