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December 2, 2013 2:14 PM
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Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Vote for November's Project of the Month!

It's time to choose November'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 December 6 at 5 PM Eastern.


"Mudbloods" is a feature documentary that follows the UCLA Quidditch team on their journey to the 5th Annual Quidditch World Cup. The film is about the fearless, bold individuals who dedicate their lives to the sport of Quidditch; the entrepreneurial force behind the International Quidditch Association; and the cultural phenomenon that has defined a generation. It’s a sports doc unlike anything you've ever seen because it's a sport you could've never imagined... until now.

"Canary in a Coal Mine"

"Canary In A Coal Mine" is the story of one of the worlds most prevalent, devastating, and misunderstood diseases. It follows Jennifer as she documents her own story and the stories of several extraordinary individuals struggling to find their way, fight, accept and sometimes even thrive in spite of "an illness that has no end." At its heart, the film asks: what does this illness signify about the world we live in and what do we all risk by ignoring the voices of the sick and the profoundly invisible? What could we all learn by paying attention to those voices?

"Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon"

A group of thieves reunite five years after a failed heist to determine what went wrong and who is to blame as they attempt to recover the missing loot. Starring: Max Casella (The Sopranos, Blue Jasmine, Inside Llewyn Davis, Killing Them Softly, Spike Lee's OldBoy) and 4x Tony-nominated actor Danny Burstein (Boardwalk Empire). This is the debut feature from writer/director Scott Kawczynski.

"Pier Kids: The Life"

Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement it ignited by following the lives of DeSean, Krystal, and Casper, three gay and transgender youth of color who, after being pushed out of their home because of their sexuality, have become homeless on the same street the riots took place more than forty years ago. Together, these three people weave a surprisingly complex story of love, family, exploitation, beauty, and hope. But it's more than the story of three. It's the story of thousands.

"Naz + Maalik"

Two first-generation African-American Muslim teens — close friends, classmates, business partners and something more – have their Friday, and potentially their entire lives, ruined by surveillance as their ambiguous and secretive relationship sets off flags among the relentless bureaucrats still fighting the War on Terror in the far-flung outpost of Bed-Stuy.

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  • leelaplay | December 5, 2013 12:25 AMReply

    I had 2 problems with voting, first time found the voting box, voted, submitted my email, but never got a confirmation. 2nd time, was reading this article, clicked the link above the descriptor for canary in a colamine, saw nowhere to vote, saw all the comments saying that they voted, so added my comment. I hope all of the other commentors also found the vote box at the bottom of the page and got their vote registered there. 3rd, after my comment, found the vote box again, and this time it worked.

  • Paul Jarrett | December 4, 2013 4:37 PMReply

    Canary gets my vote!

  • Eddy Keuninckx | December 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    Mine too

  • Hope | December 4, 2013 4:24 PMReply

    Canary in the Coal Mine

  • Margaret Hastings | December 4, 2013 12:57 PMReply

    Canary in the Coal Mine

  • Meghann | December 4, 2013 12:40 PMReply


  • trudy craven | December 4, 2013 10:48 AMReply

    Over a million people around the world need the information in this film to be seen.

  • Denny | December 4, 2013 7:41 AMReply

    Canary in a Coal Mine is exactly what it is a warning by those who have been ravaged by this illness to those still healthy and not yet affected. It is of extreme importance to bring awareness to myalgic encephalomyelitis. Thank you to all who cast a vote for "Canary in a Coal Mine!"

  • Seth Rosen | December 3, 2013 8:37 PMReply

    Congratulations to Pier Kids!

  • A.C. | December 3, 2013 3:28 PMReply

    MUDBLOODS FOR LIFE. come support a great film!

  • marytoons | December 3, 2013 11:41 AMReply

    My vote for 'Canary' has been placed - but no confirmation email has been received. Please ensure that it has been sent. (NOTE: I have checked junk mail folder etc several times) Thank you.

  • Denny | December 3, 2013 6:42 PM

    @MaryToons ,

    As info the e-mail will be from PollDaddy.

    I hope it works out.

  • elli | December 3, 2013 11:12 AMReply

    see this film is verry good to see for afrywan.

  • Audrey Dorfman | December 3, 2013 9:43 AMReply

    This film will validate 1 million chronically ill people who have suffered far too long. Please vote to allow us a chance to finally be heard

  • caryl | December 3, 2013 7:39 AMReply

    Vote for Canary in a Coal Mine

  • Deanna | December 3, 2013 1:58 AMReply

    Vote for: Canary in a Coal Mine
    Thank you!

  • caroline salomone | December 3, 2013 12:29 AMReply

    Please confirm my vote. Thank you.

  • lemonfoundation | December 2, 2013 8:43 PMReply


    Allied NATO Government is hiding millions of infectious NON HIV AIDS cases (like mine) under the "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)" ICD-code.

    - Dr. Lorraine Day was on Joyce Riley's military show THE POWER HOUR (9/12): "...HIV-Negative AIDS cases falsely reported and treated as CFS cases may be one of the biggest cover-ups we have seen."

    - In 1992 "...Newsweek made an even more shocking announcement: …CFS patients who had the same immune system deficiencies as the NON-HIV AIDS cases..."

    - Dr. Judy Mikovits stated on In Short Order (11/12) about CFS & Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME): "…consider this as NON HIV AIDS."

    Let's get this horrific, government-censored illness, out in the open.

  • Alex | December 7, 2013 7:32 AM

    You make it sound like a conspiracy theory which immediately challenges its credibility.

    This is not a film to champion Non-HIV AIDS, it is a film to champion CFS/ME. I don't have immune deficiency. I have CFS/ME. You have my empathy if your condition has been mislabeled.

  • DennyTattoos | December 3, 2013 8:17 AM


    Thank you for the additional information...I found your FB page and gave it a "like", I will continue to research.
    Thank you again.

  • lemonfoundation | December 3, 2013 1:33 AM

    Thank you Dennytattoos.

    My case goes up through the NIH, CDC, White House, WHO, to the UN. I testified federally in Washington-DC last year, and am published 20 times on 4 continents.

    w l

    I hope that you will spread-the-news too.

    or simply google "NON HIV AIDS"

  • DennyTattoos | December 2, 2013 10:43 PM

    Thank you Lemonfoundation for sharing this information. I was not aware that there was this type of information regarding the deception we are subjected to.

  • Denny | December 2, 2013 8:34 PMReply

    Canary in a Coal Mine continues to pick up steam. (y)

  • Jen | December 2, 2013 4:29 PMReply

    Yay for Canary! :D

  • Eddy Keuninckx | December 4, 2013 2:32 PM

    I second that