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Skylight Pictures

Grants to Skylight Pictures

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Media

    BROOKLYN, UNITED STATES — Skylight Pictures will produce 500 Years, a documentary film directed by Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis, about the 2013 genocide trial of former Guatemalan president Efrain Rios Montt. Rios Montt stood trial for the killing of 1,700 Maya Ixil people from 1982-1983 - the first trial in the history of the Americas for the genocide of indigenous people. 500 Years follows the trial, and how the guilty verdict was subsequently vacated by a higher Guatemalan court, and the impact on Guatemalan society.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    BROOKLYN, UNITED STATES — In support of an international justice outreach campaign using the documentary film "The Reckoning" (over two years).

  • $64,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    BROOKLYN, UNITED STATES — In support of"All Rise" , a short film on international justice.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Skylight Pictures $589,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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