The Council on Foundations Film & Video Festival, now in its 43rd year, showcases the best in grantmaker-funded media and illustrates philanthropic support for film and media that addresses the important issues affecting society, globally. Carefully created for the annual conference audience, each film raises awareness and tries to inspire
viewers to action.
The Reckoning: The Battle for the International
Criminal Court (Hampton Winner) by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onis.
Registration required; $10 for members of Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media (GFEM) and $15 for non GFEM-members.
More than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators
of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. The film follows ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years as he issues arrest warrants in Uganda, Congo, Colombia, and Darfur.
A Village Called Versailles (Hampton
Winner) by S. Leo Chiang.
Registration required; $10 for GFEM-members and $15 for non GFEM-members.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, residents of Versailles, an isolated community in eastern New Orleans originally settled by Vietnamese “boat people,” return and rebuild before other flooded neighborhoods in New Orleans. Soon afterward, their homes are threatened again—this time by a new government- imposed toxic landfill just two miles away.
VAN LEER LECTURE
This year’s lecturer is Sheela Patel, leader of the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC), an Indian civil society organization. Under Patel's leadership, SPARC has helped bring about the construction of homes for more than 8,500 families, with programs in 70 cities in India. The Van Leer Lecture was established in 2005 as a partnership between the Council on Foundations and the Van Leer Group Foundation in the Netherlands, after the foundation’s Executive Director Rien van Gendt received the Council’s Distinguished Grantmaker Award that year. This event is free and open to conference attendees. Contact: Isabelle Mack, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-879-0747