Grants to Migrant Films
2015 (Duration 11 months)
Journalism & Media
LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA — Migrant Films is producing the documentary film, The Fire and the Bird’s Nest. The film follows Reem Sav See and her family as they fight to save the natural and spiritual heritage of the ancient Chong people who are facing the threat of destruction in one of Cambodia’s last remaining pristine forests. The Fire and the Bird’s Nest raises universal questions and trade-offs around economic development and environmental sustainability. The intended outcome of this grant is a feature length film for Cambodian, U.S., and international audiences, and for policy and advocacy groups working on issues related to indigenous rights and environmental protection.
2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)
Conservation & Sustainable Development
LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA — Migrant Films, LLC (Migrant Films) produces documentary films with a special emphasis on social justice, migration, and the environment. A previous film, “A River Changes Course”, won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Migrant Films is working with communities and an emerging grassroots environmental movement to create compelling and relevant visual content fur use on Facebook and YouTube. The intended outcome of the award is a stronger and more unified Cambodian grassroots environmental movement.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Migrant Films $180,000 between 1978 and 2016.