Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Will It Be ‘J Street,’ ‘Freedom,’ ‘Nowhere’ or ‘Above’?

Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Will It Be 'J Street,' 'Freedom,' 'Nowhere' or 'Above'?

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
Institute!

Voting will be open until Friday May 31 at 5 PM Eastern.

“J Street”

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.

“Freedom Fighters”

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”

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?

“Above All Else”

Above All Else tells the remarkable story of a group of landowners
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.

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Comments

Renee

You're blocking my vote for Above all Else!!!
Why can't you take my email via cell phone????

Chris

Here's a quote from your own page:

Voting will be open until Friday May 31 at 5 PM Eastern.

Chris

You guys going by Hawaii time?

Chris

Announce the winner already!

Danny

Is it still open?

Sandy Hicks

Nowhere Girl was the clear winner at 5pm and is still winning at 5:54…but the voting was supposed to be closed at 5 so what gives? NOWHERE GIRL wins of course but this looks really odd…

W

Why isn't this poll closed? Nowhere Girl wins! They had the most votes a 5p ET and they still have the most votes (515-487) as of 5:43p ET…

mark weimer

I think that, due to the closeness of the vote, both films deserve the consultation regardless of who wins.

Evie

Nowhere Girl wins!!!!! Um… Close the voting.

Edna Bradshaw

Would like to "defeat" the pipeline. This is one way to try. Good luck to all the crew members
who have worked so hard on this documentary. I hope the film scores

soryl S. Rosenberg

Great subject.

merril stock

J Street is excellent.

S

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