2008 Producers Institute Projects

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Adoptlink

Project Director: Deann Liem (sponsored by Sundance Documentary Institute) "AdoptLink" is envisioned as an online space for Korean adoptees worldwide, and is a companion project to the documentary Precious Objects of Desire; a follow...

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion

Project Director: Thomas Allen Harris (NBPC) This project is based on Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, a two-hour broadcast documentary that explores how African American communities have used the...

In the Balance: The Death Penalty Game

Project Director: Susana Ruiz (lead developer of Darfur Is Dying, MTV's refugee game-for-change) This game seeks to illuminate the flawed nature of the American prison system and the irreversible nature of the death penalty. It is based on an...

International Criminal Court Justice Hub

Project Director: Paco de Onis The ICC is the first permanent international tribunal set up to try individuals for crimes against humanity. The Reckoning is a documentary about the critical early years of the ICC as it issues arrest warrants in...

iWitness FRONTLINE/World Web Channel

Project Director: Joe Rubin With "iWitness," Frontline/World hopes to bring a greater number of unheard voices from around the world to the web & other platforms. More in tune with the Facebook/YouTube generation, “...

No Dumb Questions

Project Director: Melissa Regan "No Dumb Questions" is a short documentary about three sisters whose Uncle Bill becomes their Aunt Barbara. An HBO film, it won awards at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001 and currently has national...

Parallel Stories/Historias Paralelas

Project Director: Marlene Velasco-Begue Monica is a twenty-year old pregnant gang member from San Salvador who went to prison for murdering a girl from another gang. Hers is only one of many stories explored in this documentary/new media...

Turning Up The Heat

by Daniel Grossman Turning Up the Heat is an independent radio documentary and multimedia project to raise public awareness about the human impacts of global warming. It is collaboration between Daniel Grossman and the Pulitzer Center on...

What We Got

Project Director: Brad Lichtenstein (sponsored by ITVS) "What We Got" is billed as a “shared documentary/fiction mash-up about what belongs to all of us.” It is a multimedia project that includes a feature documentary/...