Film + Video Festival
Now in its 46th year, the Film Festival underscores the power of media to raise awareness and be a catalyst for change. Rich storytelling on topics ranging from health care to education to social and racial issues helps us understand the challenges facing our world in personal and powerful ways.
Saturday, April 6
Detroit is on the brink of bankruptcy. In the past 10 years it has lost 25 percent of its population and 50 percent of its manufacturing jobs. City officials are in the midst of the most dramatic "downsizing" of an American city ever seen, including demolishing thousands of homes and cutting basic services. DETROPIA tells the evocative story of Motor City protagonists striving to make ends meet, refusing to abandon hope, and working to help the city envision a radically different. Watch the Trailer
Cohosted by the Council on Foundations, Media Impact Funders, and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy.
Sunday, April 7
a film by Susan Froemke and Matthew Heineman
Monday, April 8
Watch an unforgettable journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Join the filmmaker and funders concerned about environmental issues for a lively dinner and discussion, and honor Tom and Sonya Campion for their philanthropic work. There is a separate fee for this event. Watch the Trailer
Cosponsored by the Council on Foundations, Media Impact Funders, Mission Investors Exchange, MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the Environmental Grantmakers Association.