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Pitches sought for films on Trump presidency

Laura Poitras‘s documentary unit Field of Vision and Firelight Media are accepting pitches for their “Our 100 Days” project, a series of 10 short films chronicling the early days of ...
December 15, 2016

Laura Poitras‘s documentary unit Field of Vision and Firelight Media are accepting pitches for their “Our 100 Days” project, a series of 10 short films chronicling the early days of the Donald Trump presidency.

Field of Vision and Firelight Media will partner in the production distribution of the selected films, described as “character-driven stories that touch on the themes of political transition, rise in hate crimes, immigration, racial justice, threats to democratic institutions, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice, surveillance, climate change and beyond.”

“Projects can vary in scope but we are especially interested in rapid response pieces that capture this frightening moment in our country,” said Poitras in a statement.

The deadline for pitches is Feb. 28. “Our 100 Days” will be part of Field of Vision’s fourth season and debut in 2017 across the visual journalism site.

Field of Vision was launched in 2015 by Citizenfour director Poitras, filmmaker AJ Schnack and CPH:DOX curator and producer Charlotte Cook. The filmmaker-driven unit looks to commission and create 40 to 50 original episodic and one-off short-form docs in collaboration with news sites The Intercept and First Look Media.

Firelight Media was founded in 2000 by Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith and focuses on telling stories that expose injustice, empower communities, and lesser-known histories.

“We are proud to launch this initiative that aims to disrupt the march towards normalcy, because for many Americans, there can be no business as usual when extremism is on the rise,” added Nelson in reference to the “Our 100 Days” project.

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