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TT-277970-21

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Melrose, MA 02176-3933)
Llewellyn M. Smith (Project Director: August 2020 to April 2021)
Graham Paul Judd (Project Director: April 2021 to present)
American Muslim

Production of a series of six short films about the history of Muslims in the United States.

AMERICAN MUSLIM is a series of six short films that explore the history of Muslims in the United States. These documentaries of 8-10’ duration will confront myths and challenge stereotypes; expanding the popular imagination about what it means to be American, who counts and who belongs. Muslims have had a significant presence in North America for over 500 years; they’ve changed America and been changed by it. The films begin in the late 1700s, when the Founding Fathers offered a vision for civil rights that embraced Muslims, and continue with accounts of freed slaves, prairie peddlers, community pioneers and dynamic activists who have fought to make the Constitution’s promise a reality. This result is an epic exploration of faith and identity. After widespread digital distribution, the films will be used for community outreach and engagement, before being adapted into a free-to-use educational resource.

Project fields:
History, Other; Religion, Other

Program:
Short Documentaries

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2021 – 6/30/2022


TT-278002-21

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Stephen Segaller (Project Director: August 2020 to present)
The Bigger Picture

Production of a series of seven short films examining photographs that have shaped American history and culture.

The Bigger Picture is a seven-part, short-form digital series, hosted by historian Vincent Brown, that examines iconic photographs that have shaped our national identity. Each ten-minute documentary will tell the full story of an image that has itself become part of American history. Professor Brown will explore the photo’s creation, its impact on the public understanding of our nation, and its significance in the narrative of the United States. The series is produced by WNET and will be nationally distributed on PBS Digital Studios.

Project fields:
Arts, Other

Program:
Short Documentaries

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$299,775 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 10/31/2022


TT-269533-20

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. (Atlanta, GA 30309-2908)
Sonny Seals (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Historic Rural Churches of Georgia's Saving Grace Documentary Series

Production of short films about rural churches of the South.

Series of five 30-minute documentaries of Saving Grace-Southern history through the eyes of our rural churches. The series will celebrate the rich rural history of the south in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Short Documentaries

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$50,000 (approved)
$49,414 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 4/30/2021


TT-269738-20

Rattapallax, Inc. (New York, NY 10012-1361)
Ram Devineni (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Ginsberg's Karma

Production of a documentary about the American poet Allen Ginsberg (1926–97).

Short documentary about the American Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg and his trip to India which transformed him and helped bring Buddhism to the United States.

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Project fields:
Literature, General; Religion, General; South Asian History

Program:
Short Documentaries

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 4/30/2021


TT-271465-20

Verse Video Education, Inc. (Brookline, MA 02445-4223)
Elisa New (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
Poetry in America Season Three: "More Perfect Union" Episode Sequence

Production of five twenty-four-minute episodes of a television series on American poetry.

Verse Video Education requests $250,000 from NEH Short Documentaries program to support production, post-production, & educational programming for a sequence of “More Perfect Union” episodes in Season Three of the public television show Poetry in America. These episodes will form a sequence within the season’s eight-episode lineup. Each episode will focus on an American poem that is preoccupied with the stories that we as a nation tell ourselves. The poems in these episodes represent a range of American styles, traditions, and communities, but they share a rigorous combination of celebratory and interrogatory consciousness, foregrounding questions of historical, civic, social, and aesthetic significance.

Project fields:
American Literature; American Studies

Program:
Short Documentaries

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$250,000 (approved)
$249,265 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2020 – 7/31/2021


TT-271564-20

Longleaf Productions (Greensboro, NC 27410-4509)
Tom Lassiter (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
"The Rosenwald Schools of North Carolina" and "The Rosenwald Schools of South Carolina"

Production of two thirty-minute documentaries about Rosenwald Schools in North Carolina and South Carolina.

These two short films are the first in a planned series covering each of the 15 states with Rosenwald Schools. Rosenwald Schools were the result of the friendship and collaboration between the famed educator Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and president of Sears Roebuck. Their school construction scheme built nearly 5,000 schools across the South, circumventing Jim Crow's efforts to deny education to black youth. How was it that North and South Carolina built more Rosenwald Schools than any other states? And why do so few survive in South Carolina? These films will explore the unique histories of Rosenwald Schools in the Carolinas. The films will celebrate the schools' roles in their communities through the eyes of alumni, teachers,scholars, and others working to preserve this important chapter in American history.

Project fields:
African American History; U.S. History

Program:
Short Documentaries

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$120,000 (approved)
$120,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2020 – 11/30/2021