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Sundance doc film program announces grant recipients

The Sundance Institute has announced the first five grant recipients of the Stories of Change: Social Entrepreneurship In Focus Through Documentary initiative, a $3 million, three-year partnership with the Skoll Foundation. The development and production grant awards help create feature-length independent docs that examine social entrepreneurship. Grant recipients are: Back to School, produced by Julia Parker Benello and social entrepreneur is Sakena Yacoobi; Green Shall Overcome, directed by Tracy Heather Strain and Megan Gelstein, social entrepreneur is Van Jones; Poor Consuelo, directed by Peter Friedman and social entrepreneur is PCI-Media Impact; The Team, directed by Patrick Reed and produced by Peter Raymont, social entrepreneurs are John Marks and Susan Collin Marks; Youthbuild Documentary, directed by Annie Sundberg, social entrepreneur is Dorothy Stoneman;
January 22, 2009

The Sundance Institute has announced the first five grant recipients of the Stories of Change: Social Entrepreneurship In Focus Through Documentary initiative, a $3 million, three-year partnership with the Skoll Foundation. The development and production grant awards help create feature-length independent docs that examine social entrepreneurship. Grant recipients are: Back to School, produced by Julia Parker Benello (social entrepreneur: Sakena Yacoobi); Green Shall Overcome, directed by Tracy Heather Strain and Megan Gelstein (social entrepreneur: Van Jones); Poor Consuelo, directed by Peter Friedman (social entrepreneur: PCI-Media Impact); The Team, directed by Patrick Reed and produced by Peter Raymont, (social entrepreneurs: John Marks and Susan Collin Marks) and Youthbuild Documentary, directed by Annie Sundberg (social entrepreneur: Dorothy Stoneman).

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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