The United States is more divided and isolated along lines of difference than ever before. This very isolation has become breeding ground for hatred, prejudice, and discrimination.
Exposure has been proven to unravel biases and oversimplifications about other identities and narratives. We are supporting 6 filmmakers from communities most adversely affected by prejudice to tell a story that dispels the stereotypes about them.
We have turned a school bus into a mobile studio with state of the art technology that can travel to any of the communities of focus to include the voices of those who have systematically been forgotten.
The fellowship takes place in several communities of focus across the country and includes mentorship, production support, distribution partners, and a stipend to tell the most impactful story.
(It has never been more important to leverage the power of media and storytelling to bridge the empathy chasm that exists along lines of difference.)
the Fellowship details:
6 fellows will be invited to tell the story of their communities in order to help scale back hatred and prejudice in America. Each fellow will receive: