Doc Society recently announced their 2018 Threshold Grantees, in partnership with the Threshold Foundation’s High Impact Documentary Films (HIDF) Funding Circle. We’re proud to say that two Doc Society / Threshold grantees were supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures as part of our 2018 programs year. Dark Money, directed by Kimberly Reed and Roll Red Roll, directed by Nancy Shwartzman will receive grants to ensure that their films have a comprehensive outreach campaign to catalyze social change.
Dark Money, directed by Kimberly Reed
A century ago, corrupt money swamped Montana’s legislature, but Montanans rose up to prohibit corporate campaign contributions. Today, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision —which allows unlimited, anonymous money to pour into elections nationwide—Montana is once again fighting to preserve open and honest elections. Following an investigative reporter through a political thriller, Dark Money exposes one of the greatest threats to American democracy.
Roll Red Roll, directed by Nancy Shwartzman
In small-town Ohio, at a pre-season football party, a horrible incident took place. What transpired would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. As amateur crime blogger Alex Goddard uncovers disturbing evidence on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter, documenting the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team, questions linger around the collusion of teen and adult bystanders. Roll Red Roll explores the complex motivations of both perpetrators and bystanders in this story, to unearth the attitudes at the core of their behavior.