'Tillman,' 'Interrupters' projects get coin
Helmer Steve James is on the team that will receive $75,000 for the Web campaign for James’ 2011 docu “The Interrupters,” about a group of Chicago “violence interrupters.” Features include interactive Web stories from the peacekeepers depicted in the film as well as a digital shrine to violence victims.
“Tillman Story” director Amir Bar-Lev, meanwhile, is one of the collaborators on “The Tillman Story Interactive Edition,” a site that gives visitors access to the 2010 doc as well as outtakes, documents and news. Project was awarded $50,000.
A total of $400,000 was handed out by the fund, including $100,000 to “18 Days of Egypt,” an interactive doc project created using videos, photos, emails and tweets generated by the Egyptian Revolution.
Community health tracker “Map Your World” also snagged $75,000, while multi-filmmaker docu “Afghan Lives” and refugee-camp chronicle “Dadaab Stories” were awarded $50,000 each.
Fund is part of TFI’s partnership with the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative.