A high-achieving elementary school just south of downtown Chicago is a lifeline for Black children—until gentrification threatens its closure.
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JoeBill Muñoz is a Mexican-American director and producer. He’s currently working on a scripted series with Left/Right and The New York Times, and directing an independent feature documentary. His work has been supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund, Firelight Media, ITVS, SFFILM, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, and others.
Alexis Neophytides is a documentary filmmaker whose work centers around community and how we find meaning in people and place. She is the co-creator and co-director of Neighborhood Slice, a documentary series chronicling the evolution of New York City neighborhoods, and she produced and directed the series 9.99, for which she won a New York Regional… Show more Emmy. Show less
Brittany Shyne is an independent filmmaker working on SEEDS, her first feature documentary. She is an alumni of the 2021 (Egg)celerator Lab cohort and is a Firelight Media Fellow 2020-2022. Shyne received her MFA in Documentary Media from Northwestern University and a BFA in Motion Pictures from Wright State University.
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One man dance party Howard Mordoh, a longtime fixture of the LA concert scene, copes with the cancelled concerts and isolation of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For residents of the Triangle Square retirement home, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning—a celebration of the lives and legacies of a trailblazing LGBTQ generation.
Michael was a ballet prodigy with his career ahead of him, but when life doesn’t go as planned, he finds refuge from trauma and liberation as his alter ego, Russian ballet instructor, Madame Olga.