Social Justice Award
THE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA ANNOUNCES
THE 2013 SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM...
The 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival is now history. For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Fund for Santa Barbara partnered with the Film Festival to recognize the work of documentary filmmakers who use their art to address critical social justice issues by presenting the 14th annual Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award for Documentary Film.
CONGRATULATIONS to Revolution ~ directed by Rob Stewart - winner of the 2013 Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award for Documentary Film, The award was announced Sunday, February 3rd and included a $2,500 cash prize.
Each year, the Fund for Santa Barbara partners with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to recognize documentary films that address critical social, economic, environmental and political justice issues. The award was created in 2000 as a way to highlight the incredible work of filmmakers who - often with few few resources - take on some of the most challenging issues that we face.
Documentary films have long been an important tool in addressing critical social justice issues, exposing environmental disasters and advancing human rights. No other medium can match film in capturing the public attention and mobilizing people to action.
We at the Fund are grateful to all of the filmmakers who offered their time, talent, resources vision in order to bring these issues to the big screen and who honor us by bringing their films to Santa Barbara.
Thank you to Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery and Arts & Letters Cafe for hosting our 2013 Social Justice Reception
AND THE 2013 NOMINEES WERE ...
Angels in Exile
Art of Conflict
High Plains Doctor: Healing on the Tibetan Plateau
It’s Better To Jump
Occupy the Movie
The World Before Her
Thank You To Our 2013 Social Justice Jury:
Roman Baratiak – Associate Director of UCSB Arts & Lectures
Andrew Davis - Film Director
Phyllis de Picciotto – Film Consultant
Margaret Lazarus – Filmmaker
Vicki Riskin – Writer / Producer
Dr. Janet Walker - Professor of Film & Media Studies at UCSB
Dr. Charles Wolfe - Professor of Film & Media Studies at UCSB
Past Social Justice Award recipients include:
2000 – Good Kurds Bad Kurds / Directed by Kevin McKiernan
2001 – Botín de Guerra (Spoils of War) / Directed by David Blaustein
2002 – The Making of the Revolution / Directed by Katarina Rejger & Eric van den Broek
2003 – Sadaa E Zan (Voices of Women) / Directed by Renée Bergan
2004 – Home of the Brave / Directed by Paola di Florio
2005 – Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action / Directed by Roberta Grossman
2006 – Sisters in Law / Directed by Kim Longinotto
2007 – The Ground Truth / Directed by Patricia Foulkrod AND Crude Impact / Dir by James Wood
2008 – Después de la Neblina (When Clouds Clear) / Directed by Anne Slick & Danielle Bernstein
2009 – Yes, Madam Sir / Directed by Megan Doneman
2010 – Enemies of the People / Directed by Rob Lemkin & Thet Sambath
2011 – When I Rise / Directed by Mat Hames & Nostalgia de la Luz / Directed by Patricio Guzmán
2012 – Dirty Energy / Directed by Bryan Hopkins