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May 27, 2013 3:47 PM
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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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  • Renee | May 31, 2013 10:55 PMReply

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

  • Chris | May 31, 2013 8:16 PMReply

    Here's a quote from your own page:

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

  • Chris | May 31, 2013 8:09 PMReply

    You guys going by Hawaii time?

  • Chris | May 31, 2013 7:58 PMReply

    Announce the winner already!

  • Danny | May 31, 2013 6:59 PMReply

    Is it still open?

  • Sandy Hicks | May 31, 2013 5:55 PMReply

    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 | May 31, 2013 5:44 PMReply

    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 | May 31, 2013 5:43 PMReply

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

  • Evie | May 31, 2013 5:20 PMReply

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

  • Edna Bradshaw | May 30, 2013 7:31 PMReply

    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 | May 28, 2013 8:38 PMReply

    Great subject.

  • merril stock | May 28, 2013 6:49 PMReply

    J Street is excellent.

  • S | May 27, 2013 7:01 PMReply