Bard Film and Electronic Arts Professors Ephraim Asili MFA ’11 and Sky Hopinka Win Ford Foundation Grants for Documentary Film Projects Centered on Social Justice Issues
One of the largest documentary funds in the world and a part of the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression program, JustFilms provided over $4 million to support 68 innovative film projects in the United States and around the world that are centered on social justice issues.
Don & Moki: Organic Music Society, directed by Ephraim Asili and produced by Asili and Naima Karlsson, is a feature-length documentary exploring the collaborative and communal art practice developed and practiced by jazz multi-instrumentalist, theorist, and educator Don Cherry and his wife and primary collaborator, visual artist Moki Cherry.
Powwow People, directed by Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga) and produced by John Cardellino and Adam Piron (Kiowa/Mohawk), is a film told through Hopinka's distinct artistic style and lens of personal lived experience. It is a meditation on the nebulous places of community and survivance that are powwows, poetically depicting Native American singers and dancers as they live their lives, maintain their cultural traditions, and prepare for an upcoming powwow, one organized, hosted, and documented through the production of this film.
Post Date: 01-23-2023