Chicken & Egg Pictures launch The Mother Wit Human Rights Film Fund for women filmmakers. THE MOTHER WIT HUMAN RIGHTS FUND is devoted to support women filmmakers and courageous human rights activists including men, women or youth who together from both sides of the camera take on critical human rights struggles in the US as well as throughout the globe. These films are meant to inspire, enrage and catalyze the collective belief and will be required to insure civil rights, reproductive health rights, environmental, racial and economic justice, education and literacy for all and especially for women and girls. The films must lead with a story and help expand and extend the definition of human rights to mean all the basic rights needed to flourish live, work, play, eat, learn and love in peace.
The foundation support women filmmakers who are actively stretching as storytellers and are committed to taking creative risks. This foundation chooses a project it firmly believes that this film needs to be made and this filmmaker is the one to make it. This fund engages in a full vetting process. This fund, knowing that the filmmaker, who is generally at a critical juncture in her career, is open to mentorship, collaboration, community building and strategic feedback and that the project will be completed and launched in step with the social movement that needs it most.
The Mother Wit Human Rights Fund came together to create a dynamic venture which is as responsive to the needs of women filmmakers, particularly those making films dedicated to social change as it is mindful of how the “business” of filmmaking and social change works.
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