By Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood June 18, 2013 at 11:30AM
The 2013 grantees for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund were announced. The fund gives money to feature length projects that highlight important social issues from around the world.
The Kering Foundation, for the third year, has joined with the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund to support the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award which honors films that celebrate, empower and highlight the achievements of women around the world. The films will receive production and finishing finances as well as year round support.
Below are descriptions of the three films that received the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award. All descriptions are from the Tribeca Film Institute.
Democrazy, Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, Nicolas Servide & Viviana Gomez; Produced by Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Sorensen & Anne Kohncke. Katherin is fighting for peace and democracy in Colombia. Her hero is the unconventional politician Antanas Mockus. This film investigates how to establish trust in a society ravaged by violence, fear and corruption.
Disruption, Directed by Pamela Yates; Produced by Paco de Onis. A band of Latin American activist-economists set out to change their continent, teaming up with impoverished women to challenge accepted notions on how to eradicate poverty. The women become empowered economic and political engines of their communities. If taken to scale, could 20 million women upend a continent?
What Tomorrow Brings, Directed & Produced by Beth Murphy (2009 GTDF Grantee, The List), Co-Produced by Beth Balaban. In the remote & conservative Afghan village of Deh Subz, the very first girls' school opens, challenging centuries-old social traditions against the backdrop of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and rising threats to girls' education.
2013 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grantees Announced (Tribeca Film Institute)