We had a good turnout for last night’s screening of Speaking in Tongues at the DocYard; I cried (little kids can get to you), and the film made a strong case for bilingual education.
Among the many satisfying elements of working in the world of documentary funding is seeing a project that your foundation supports gain further recognition, grant support, and accolades from the industry broadly. At LEF, one name that we frequently see stand out in the crowd of funders is CINEREACH.
Watching Fred Wiseman’s Hospital (1970) at the last Docyard screening, as patients at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital bled and vomited their way into our hearts, I kept wondering “How is he filming this?”
Every time I get an email from Union Docs about what their programming is for the coming week, I want to jump in my car and drive immediately to Brooklyn to make sure I’m first in line.
Cooling off visually with one of LEF’s grantees…
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