Three documentaries that were produced with MacArthur support were nominated for Best Documentary Feature in the 2022 Academy Awards. The films explore stories that challenge dominant narratives and reexamine assumptions:
Attica, tells the story of people who were imprisoned seizing control of part of the Attica Correctional Facility to demand more humane treatment. It was co-directed by MacArthur Fellow and founder of Firelight Media Stanley Nelson.
Writing With Fire
Writing With Fire follows journalists at India’s only women-led news outlet. It was also supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures and the Sundance Institute.