ITVS has announced the eleven documentary projects selected as part of the 2011 Diversity Development Fund.
This year’s selections provide extraordinary access and insight into the daily lives and struggles of people around the world, from military veterans threatened with deportation in the U.S. to women's human rights struggles in Nigeria. The productions were selected through a competitive application process, which resulted in 138 submissions. Check out the complete list of funded projects after the jump >>
American Exile - Carleen HsuThe Bill - Ramona DiazIn the Shadow of the Hills - Bao NguyenLike a Rolling Stone - Suzanne Joe KaiMy Wave, My Life - Kimberlee BassfordThe Silence of Others - Almudena CarracedoSiquerios: Walls of Passion - Lorena ManriquezReproductive Choice: Revisiting "La Operación" - Sabrina AvilésUntitled - Gita Saedi KielyWarrior Women - Christina D. KingWe Respectfully Disagree - Salem Mekuria
For more information on the Diversity Development Fund, please click here.
From our blog
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