We use documentary film and interactive media to advance solutions to climate change, dirty energy practices, and economic inequality in states where these issues are at a tipping point. We offer training and technical assistance to nonprofits and issue leaders to increase their capacity to documeta to reach their goals. We use documentary film and interactive media to advance solutions to climate change, dirty energy practices, and economic inequality in states where these issues are at a tipping point. We offer training and technical assistance to nonprofits and issue leaders to increase their capacity to documeta to reach their goals.

As states have increasingly become the battlegrounds for social and environmental issues, Working Films has started using documentaries to strengthen civic engagement at the state and local level. In the last two years, we’ve partnered with more than one hundred organizations to develop and launch collaborative community engagement campaigns in Colorado, Florida, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The following are some highlights from recent efforts and upcoming plans, organized by issue.

Organizing With Film

Funding and Support

Field Building

Organizing With Film

Working Films use documentaries to advance solutions to climate change, dirty energy, economic inequality, and racial injustice. Our work seeds and supports grassroots organizing and coalition building. We position the right media at the right moment to make an impact.

Funding and Support

In addition to our film-driven organizing initiatives, we offer consultation and technical support to filmmakers. Through the Docs In Action Film Fund and Impact Kickstart, we offer funding and in-kind strategy to underrepresented filmmakers to help ensure media with great promise reaches its full potential. Additionally, we offer a package of benefits and services to the filmmakers whose work is featured in our organizing campaigns, providing them consultation on the wider distribution and impact potential of their project.

Field Building

Working Films amplifies our impact by sharing our methodology and learning with change leaders and filmmakers. We showcase our work at film festivals and other documentary industry convenings and lead generative conversations within the field related to best practices in using documentary for change. We are also working to shift the culture of nonprofits and public institutions, so that nonfiction media is increasingly embraced as a critical resource and a natural component of what they do. In the last two years, we’ve trained and provided technical assistance to more than two hundred organizations, increasing their capacity to use films to extend their reach and move them toward their goals. We are also working to influence the way that documentary films are created, insisting on deep accountability to the subjects and communities featured, so that the media is best positioned to build power and incite change from the ground up.

STATE BY STATE IMPACT

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