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Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Boston, MA 02135-1032)
Bestor Cram (Project Director: August 2013 to present)

Birth of a Movement: Hollywood's First Blockbuster and the Battle for Civil Rights

Production of a documentary film about the reception of "Birth of a Nation" (1915), D.W. Griffith's landmark film and the movement to protest the film's portrayal of African Americans.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$372,076 (approved)
$372,076 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2014 – 6/30/2017