The Story of Amy Goodman and Democracy Now!

Recipient of a 2023 Discretionary Grant

In an era of corporate news media consolidation, where divisive voices incite racial violence and entertainment trumps facts, Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! take us to the frontlines in the battle for truth and independence in journalism in this feature documentary.

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Sandi DuBowski is the Director/Producer of Trembling Before G-d, Producer of A Jihad for Love, and Co-Producer of Budrus. His award-winning work has screened at Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, Toronto and over 200 festivals, had theatrical release in over 150 cities, aired on BBC, The Sundance Channel, PBS, ZDF-Arte, and been funded by over 60 foundations including The Creative Capital Foundation, The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, The Steven Spielberg Righteous Persons Foundation, and Cinereach. He is Good Pitch U.S. Outreach Director, a partnership of The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and BRITDOC, which has leveraged over $9M for documentaries and campaigns. He was a media strategist with The Sundance Institute DFP at The Skoll World Forum, attended TEDIndia, and was a Mentor at BAVC Producer’s Institute. He speaks, consults, serves on panels, and leads workshops on turning movies into movements at Tribeca, True/False, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Sheffield, Silverdocs, IFP, and Docaviv, and launched Films That Change the World to engage people through global events. He is in production on The Amichai Film Project, a new film about a 21st century spiritual innovator for our skeptical, secular digital generation funded by The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.

Academy Award® and Emmy Award® nominated filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal produced and directed Trouble the Water, winner of the Gotham Independent Film Award, and Grand Jury Prizes at the Sundance Film Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. They directed and produced Citizen Koch, following the rise of the Tea Party in the midwest, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award. They have also produced several of Michael Moore’s films. Tia won the Sidney Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for her directorial debut Behind the Labels about the trafficking of garment workers in U.S. Saipan. She recently directed HBO’s award-winning The Janes about the 60s-era Chicago underground abortion network which premiered at Sundance earlier this year.

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