The May flowers have bloomed and we’re on our way into summer; it’s now time to choose one of our Projects
of the Week to be named May’s Project of the Month. The project
that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a
consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film
Voting will be open until Friday May 31 at 5 PM Eastern.
Three years ago, we heard a news story about a progressive American
lobby group offering a bold new vision for Middle East peace and
challenging the political establishments in Washington DC and Israel. J
Street dares to assert that a two-state solution is Israel’s only
viable future, and any peace deal will require the American
administration to take a more active role in ending the deadlock with
the Palestinians. J Street: The Documentary follows this
groundbreaking organization’s rise, highlighting the importance of
dissent in a democracy and the need for establishing a constructive
dialogue around our most divisive issues.
They call themselves the Freedom Fighters,
and they are looking to free innocent people still behind bars. Freedom
Fighters is a character-driven documentary that follows these
change-makers as they rebuild their lives, learn to investigate cases,
work to support each other, and campaign to fix the criminal justice
system. We will follow them as they learn the ropes of
investigation–following leads, tracking down eyewitnesses and finding
evidence that will make a strong case in court–on their first cases.
Whatever they discover, we know their sleuthing will shed light on
important and interesting issues within the criminal justice system.
Nowhere Girl is a funny
and heartfelt film about how falling in love can be exhilarating but
also a bit crazy. After Tyler meets Katy he finally starts to shake off
the lingering effects of a bad break-up and she inspires him to do more
and be more in life.
At first his friends think this is a wonderful change, but cracks in
this new relationship start to show and some of his friends begin
thinking it’s unhealthy. But just what is “unhealthy” when it comes to a
relationship and just who gets to decide these things?
and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the
Keystone XL pipeline, which is slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada
to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Through their journeys, the film
tells the story of how the battle over Keystone has affected the larger
fight against climate change. The film’s characters risk financial
ruin, their personal safety, and their homes. Their stories become both
an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social change
happens in America.