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Crowdsourced Subtitles Make YouTube Videos More Accessible

The development will help users provide support for deaf viewers and international audiences by inviting others to collaborate in captioning videos in dozens of languages. Read More
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American Documentary (POV)

Sparking conversation and engagement beyond the screen American Documentary sparks critical conversations and engagement in communities across the country by bringing its documentary films off the screen and into the real world. For 26 years, American ... Read More
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StoryCorps

Preserving and sharing the stories of our lives Founded in 2003 by David Isay, MacArthur Fellow and radio documentarian, StoryCorps has provided nearly 90,000 people the chance to record interviews. Each of these stories is ... Read More
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"In the Middle" Documentary Film

"In the Middle", directed by Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, examines the human consequences of the huge influx migrants from Northern Africa seeking refuge on a small Italian island in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Read More
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"I Learn America" Documentary Film

"I Learn America", directed by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, follows a year in the lives of immigrant students who attend an international high school in Brooklyn, NY with classmates from more than 50 countries. Read More
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"The State of Arizona" Documentary Film

"The State of Arizona", directed by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini, is a nuanced look at the implications of Arizona’s SB 1070, through the stories of opponents and supporters of the controversial law. Read More
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"The Undocumented" Documentary Film

"The Undocumented", directed by Marco Williams, is a close look at the impacts of U.S.-Mexico border policy, through the stories of unauthorized immigrants who lose their lives crossing the deadly Arizona desert. Read More
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Introductory Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci at Preview Screening of "Electoral Dysfunction"

A film screening sponsored by MacArthur, The Brennan Center for Justice, the Joyce Foundation, and WTTW, the documentary "Electoral Dysfunction" takes an irreverent–but nonpartisan–look at the voting process and its impact on American democracy. Read More
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MacArthur Grantees Win Emmy Awards

MacArthur-supported programs P.O.V., Independent Lens, and Frontline were honored at this year’s News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Read More

"The Right to Vote"

From The New York Times
Featuring an op-doc produced by MacArthur-supported Center for Independent Documentary
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Tod Lending on the Role of Public Media

Tod Lending, filmmaker and founder of Nomadic Pictures, discusses the role of public media in telling transcendent stories. Nomadic Pictures is a documentary film production company based in Chicago that produces documentaries, like Legacy and Time ... Read More
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Ira Glass on the Role of Public Media

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, discusses the role of public media in sharing unique stories. This American Life is weekly a public radio show produced by WBEZ and broadcast to about 1.8 million ... Read More
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Migration Documentary Films

MacArthur’s media grantmaking has supported the production of several documentary films on migration and immigration in the U.S. and around the world. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Elspeth A. Revere

Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator

Erica Twyman

Program Assistant