The 2016 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grantees Are Announced!

Tribeca Film Institute, Gucci, and the AOL Charitable Foundation announced today the 2016 grant recipients for the  Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund! The seven projects receiving grants and year-round support are feature-length films that highlight and humanize critical domestic and international social issues.

AOL Charitable Foundation joins us again to present grants to three films of the seven whose documentaries illuminate the lives of women and youth around the globe, and spotlight the ways they are working to improve their communities and futures.

We’re thrilled to be supporting this group of standout projects and their important stories. For more information on the Fund, check out the press release

The recipients of the 2016 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund are:

THE INFILTRATORS, Directed and Produced by Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera. THE INFILTRATORS is a docu-thriller that tells the real – and surreal – story of a group of immigrants in America who got themselves apprehended by Border Patrol to ‘infiltrate’ secretive, for-profit detention centers, and to help other detained immigrants get free.

MALHEUR, Directed and Produced by David Byars; Produced by David Holbrooke and Morgan Spurlock; Edited/Co-Produced by David Osit. Bitter antagonism between right-wing militia and the federal government has boiled over into rebellion and bloodshed. MALHEUR follows this insurrection, from inception to demise, and explores the elements that made it possible.

MY COUNTRY, NO MORE, Directed and Produced by Rita Baghdadi and Jeremiah Hammerling. Generations of family farming tradition go up in flames as the North Dakota oil boom leaves human memory, culture, and identity scorched in its wake. MY COUNTRY, NO MORE follows one family’s path of resistance, raising a fundamental question: what are we willing to sacrifice in our pursuit of progress?

ONE BULLET AFGHANISTAN, Directed and Produced by Carol Dysinger; Produced by Su Kim. One bullet, fired into darkness, hits a boy on a residential street in Afghanistan sending him into the path of a woman filmmaker following the American military. This begins an intimate, longitudinal look at a family in crises through the eyes of its matriarch – Bibi Hajji – and an accidental friendship between two women, worlds apart.

The 2016 recipients of the AOL Charitable Foundation Award are:

MARRIAGE COPS, Directed and Produced by Cheryl Hess and Shashwati Talukdar. In a small city in Northern India unhappy couples seek relationship advice in the most unlikely of places.

RADICAL BROWNIES, Directed and Produced by Linda Goldstein Knowlton; Produced/Edited by Katie Flint; Executive Produced by Grace Lee. Radical Brownies follows the creation of a troop of 8 to 12-year-old girls of color – the Radical Monarchs – in Oakland, CA. A social justice-oriented alternative to the Girl Scouts, the Monarchs still earn badges – not for sewing or selling cookies, but for units on Black Lives Matter, Radical Beauty, being an LGBTQ Ally, and Environmental Justice.

WHAT WALAA WANTS, Directed by Christy Garland; Produced by Anne Köhncke. Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces – a big challenge for a girl who breaks all the rules.

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