Journalism & Media

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Bombies

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"Senorita Extraviada" (Missing Young Woman) Documentary Film

"Senorita Extraviada", directed by Lourdes Portillo, is an in-depth examination of the murders of women in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and the forces that have allowed this violence to continue.

This Far by Faith

Reconstruction

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"Well-Founded Fear" Documentary Film

"Well-Founded Fear", directed by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini, is an inside look at the byzantine asylum process that people must navigate in order to claim refugee status to remain in the United States.
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MacArthur Awards 19 Documentary Film Grants

The new grants represent MacArthur’s largest single year investment in documentaries, and they bring the total number of documentary films supported by the Foundation since 1985 to more than 300.

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Kathy K. Im

Director
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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager
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Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
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Lauren Pabst

Senior Program Officer
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Beth Basta

Team Administrator
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Maple Walker

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer