Network Media

A selection of media created and / or supported by funders to drive social change. We’re happy to receive submissions. To submit media projects please email info@mediafunders.org with details.

Q&A with Alissa Quart of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Nina Sachdev

Vince Stehle, our executive director, attends a lot of meetings and conferences throughout the year. Each time, he returns with something new: a connection, an idea for collaboration, a project worthy of more attention.

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#InequalityIs

Funded by: Ford Foundation

What is it: A campaign launched by Ford in late January that seeks to raise awareness about inequality in all its forms and what can be done about it. Ford asked people on social media one question: Finish this sentence: Inequality is…

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Ask the Sexpert

Funded by: MacArthur Foundation, Catapult Film Fund

With support from the MacArthur Foundation, Catapult Film Fund, and others, Indian director Vaishali Sinha examines how Indians discuss sex in her documentary Ask the Sexpert. This feature length documentary is centered on a highly popular sex advice columnist in Mumbai, India—Dr. Mahinder Watsa. Read more

The Look of Silence

Funded by: The Bertha Foundation, the Freedom of Expression Foundation, the Finnish Film Foundation

Produced with support from the Bertha Foundation, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, and the Finnish Film Foundation, Joshua Oppenheimer’s new documentary The Look of Silence follows a 44-year-old optometrist named Adi Rukun who confronts the men who killed his brother in the 1965 Indonesian genocide. Read more

Chasing Ice

Funded by: Kendeda Fund

When I Walk

Funded by: ITVS, NYSCA, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Council for the Arts, Princess Grace Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Firelight Labs, Caam, Fledgling Fund, The Nathan Cummings Foundation

CareForce – Domestic Worker App and Public Art

Funded by: Rockefeller Foundation, Fledgling Fund, Tribeca Film Institute

Produced by Studio REV- in collaboration with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, The Domestic Worker App is a public art + know-your-rights resource accessible by any kind of cell phone. Read more

The Armor of Light

Funded by: Fork Films

The Rev. Rob Schenck has a crisis of faith in this documentary by Abigail Disney. As a conservative evangelical pastor, he lobbies Washington on a pro-life platform — but questions how firearm legislation can coexist with those beliefs. Read more

Indian Point

Funded by: Catapult Film Fund

Nuclear power has faced many roadblocks to mainstream acceptance in the United States, mainly concerns about its potential dangers. In Indian Point, the nuclear power plant in question is only 35 miles north of Times Square on the Hudson River, and it is growing old. Read more

Among the Believers

Funded by: Chicken & Egg Pictures, Ford Foundation, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Independent Filmmaker Project, Influence Film Foundation, The Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Women Make Movies

Islamabad, Pakistan is home to the infamous Red Mosque, whose leader Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi teaches the Koran and proselytizes for ISIS. Among the Believers follows Aziz as a political, religious, and local business influence, but also tells the stories of several of his young students.  Read more

Democrats

Funded by: ITVS, Danidas oplysningsbevilling, Nordic Film- & TV Fund, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Chicken and Egg Fund of Tides Foundation, European Partnership for Democracy/Press Freedom Consortium, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, DR Sales

In 2008, Robert Mugabe won a controversial election which allowed him to remain in power as president of Zimbabwe, but forced him to create a committee to redesign the country’s constitution in a more democratic form. Read more

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