Independence Public Media Foundation recently announced a sizable investment in the local filmmaking community with grants totaling $1.3 million to filmmakers, festivals, and film organizations, with an emphasis on supporting artists from underrepresented communities, and films with a commitment to social justice.
Included in the awards are:
A $25.000 grant to FMA Professor Rea Tajiri for her film Wisdom Gone Wild , a personal documentary following a sixteen year caregiving journey into dementia for Rose Noda, a Japanese-American woman and her filmmaker-daughter Rea. The film follows a non-linear structure going between hospice, early onset, and mid-term dementia; mirroring Rose’s own erratic travels through time.
We are so proud of these incredible filmmakers and glad to see this wonderful news! For more on the Independence Public Media Foundation awards check here.