Project of the Month May 2013

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.