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iW NEWS | Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation Announce $3M "Entrepreneurial" Partnership

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 25, 2007 at 6:8AM

Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation have announced a $3 million, three-year partnership dedicated to "exploring film's role in advancing knowledge about social entrepreneurship." The grant will support the launch of "Stories of Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Focus Through Documentary," a new initiative spearheaded by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. The program is intended to build on earlier work by the two groups in exploring the potential to combine the art of storytelling withh teh impact of social entrepreneurship. "The challenges we currently face as a global society demand deep understanding and inspired solutions," said Cara Mertes, Director, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. "This partnership is based on the belief that exemplary documentary storytellers and visionary social entrepreneurs have much to share, and more to learn from each other. We hope both good film projects, as well as creative possibilities in democratic practice which inform contemporary public thought will emerge through new networks created between the two fields." [Brian Brooks]
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Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation have announced a $3 million, three-year partnership dedicated to "exploring film's role in advancing knowledge about social entrepreneurship." The grant will support the launch of "Stories of Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Focus Through Documentary," a new initiative spearheaded by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. The program is intended to build on earlier work by the two groups in exploring the potential to combine the art of storytelling withh teh impact of social entrepreneurship. "The challenges we currently face as a global society demand deep understanding and inspired solutions," said Cara Mertes, Director, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. "This partnership is based on the belief that exemplary documentary storytellers and visionary social entrepreneurs have much to share, and more to learn from each other. We hope both good film projects, as well as creative possibilities in democratic practice which inform contemporary public thought will emerge through new networks created between the two fields." [Brian Brooks]