We’re partnering with Sunshine Cinema and hitting the road with Appalachian Voices in the summer of 2019 to travel through the Tennessee Valley. Communities in the region struggle with a range of challenges because of dirty energy, from high electric bills to coal ash pollution. We’re holding solar powered screening events that bring together community stakeholders to vision ways to reform of the Tennessee Valley Authority and other local power companies. By powering film events with solar, we’re offering inspiration on the screen while modeling what alternative energy and climate solutions look like!

This effort is the first in a learning partnership between Working Films and Sunshine Cinema, a South African solar powered cinema network that trains youth to be impact producers and hosts solar powered screenings with grassroots activists using documentary and feature films to spark dialogue and inspire social change in their communities.

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Announcing the 2019 Docs in Action Film Fund...

Working Films launched the Docs In Action Film Fund in 2018 to support the production of short documentaries that address critical issues of social and environmental justice. This year’s call for proposals sought nonfiction films that tell a fuller story of immigration. We looked for films that reveal the harms…

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2019 Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab 

We are excited to announce the 2019 Cucalorus Works in Progress Lab, a week long residency that supports the audience engagement and distribution strategies of social issue documentaries being made by Black filmmakers. This year’s featured films include:  Black Barbie: A Documentary, directed by Lagueria Davis charts the rise of…

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Energy Democracy Tour Launches in The...

SEE PICTURES FROM THE TOUR!  We’re partnering with Appalachian Voices and Sunshine Cinema and hitting the road for the Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Listening Tour! Events across the state are providing opportunities for community members to discuss the history and impacts of the TVA energy system, evaluate decision making, and…

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