We are proud to announce that three new Public Engagement projects have been awarded funding through our California Documentary Project. In December 2012, grants of $10,000 were awarded to three previously supported California Documentary Project R&D and/or Production grantees:

  • Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful (CDP 2012) to support the creation of discussion guides, an expanded website, community screenings, judo demonstrations, and discussions at museums and Buddhist temples throughout California.
  • Rebels With a Cause (CDP 2008) to support a series of community screenings and panel discussions focusing on the film’s themes of history, economics, geography, and politics. The project will also create a mobile application in partnership with the Marin History Museum that highlights places of historical significance to the region’s environmental movement.
  • Wonder Women!: The Untold Stories of American Superheroines (CDP 2009 and 2010) to support the creation of WONDER CITY, an interactive game that encourages young female audiences to think critically about issues of gender and power. (Wonder Women!: The Untold Stories of American Superheroines will be broadcast nationally on the PBS series Independent Lens on March 2013.)

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects must use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. Since 2003, we have awarded over $3 million to projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.

For a complete listing of funded projects, including the above, please go here.