The Sundance Institute announced 18 recipients on Wednesday (June 30) of its Documentary Film Program grant for the spring 2010 round.

The feature-length films were chosen from 750 film-makers in 111 countries and will receive a total of $500,000 in support.

Film-makers will receive financial assistance and are eligible for a range of year-round creative support services from Sundance Institute, including creative labs, work-in-progress screenings, and documentary activity at the Sundance Creative Producing Summit and Sundance Film Festival.


Detroit Hustles Harder by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; Politics Not As Usual by Margarita Martinez (Colombia); and The Path (working title) by Senain Kheshgi.

Production And Post-Production

The Anderson Monarchs by Eugene Martin; Better This World by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega; Dear Mandela by Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza (US / South Africa); Donor 150 by Jerry Rothwell (UK); Girl Model (working title) by Ashley Sabin and David Redmon; Granito by Pamela Yates; Pit No. 8 by Marianna Kaat (Estonia / Ukraine); Shenandoah, PAby David Turnley; The Interrupters by Steve James; The Law In These Parts by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz (Israel); The Mosuo Sisters by Marlo Poras and Yu Ying Wu Chou (US / China); The Undocumented by Marco Williams; Turkey Creek by Leah Mahan; Within The Eye Of The Storm by Shelley Hermon (Israel).


Losing Sacred Ground by Christopher McLeod.