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San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of the 2013 SFFS Documentary Film Fund

by Beth Hanna
July 25, 2013 2:30 PM
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The Freedom Fighters
The Freedom Fighters
 Freedom Fighters — Jamie Meltzer, director — $20,000

There's a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas, started by a group of exonerated men who have all spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. They call themselves the Freedom Fighters, and they’ve recently started working their first cases. For more information visit the film's website.

Jamie Meltzer’s feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. They include Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (Independent Lens, 2003), Welcome to Nollywood (PBS Broadcast, 2007), La Caminata (2009), and Informant, which won four best documentary/grand jury awards at film festivals in 2012 and is being released in theaters nationwide by Music Box Films. Meltzer teaches in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University.


Tomorrow We Disappear — Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber, co-director/producers — $40,000

When their homes are illegally sold to real estate developers, the magicians, acrobats and puppeteers of Delhi's Kathputli colony must unite—or splinter apart forever.

"Tomorrow We Disappear"
"Tomorrow We Disappear"
Jimmy Goldblum is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and interactive producer. In 2008 he won an Emmy for “New Approaches to Documentary” for Live Hope Love, a project he produced for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Goldblum’s projects have won Emmy, FWA, Webby, and SXSW awards and have earned coverage from the New York Times, Wired magazine, USA Today, and CNN.    

Adam Weber is currently editing Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, Michel Gondry's animated documentary about Noam Chomsky. He was the editor of Kanye West's interactive film Cruel Winter, and assistant editor on Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

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  • David Patterson | July 26, 2013 3:37 PMReply

    Love to hear about life can thrive in such a toxic environment. The story of the underdog achieving greatness is one that always tugs at my heart strings. Stories dealing with children even have a stronger impact to me.

    NYC has released some great documentaries recently, take the documentary “The Children Next Door” that is being featured in NYC this week for it’s week long theatrical run on the impact of domestic violence on children……. the producer didn’t know how the story would end when he followed the children survivors of this terrifying story …… In fact, the full impact of this story will take a lifetime to unfold…..

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