The 2011 Lynn & Jules Kroll Fund for Documentary Film Grantees

Clockwise from Left: How to Reestablish a Vodka Empire, Miss World(wt), My Father Evgeni, The Return, Watchers of the Sky, and Sosua: Dare to Dance Together

Looking for information about the 2012 Film Fund application? Visit krollfilm.myreviewroom.com. Read on for more about the 2011 grantees.

Miss World (wt) , a spotlight on Israeli pageant queen Linor Abargil who channels the trauma of rape into activism and spiritual awakening; Watchers of the Sky, a portrait of five humanitarians in the fight to end genocide; Sosúa: Dare to Dance Together, a chronicle of a musical theater production developed by Broadway director/composer Elizabeth Swados in collaboration with Jewish and Dominican-American teens; My Father Evgeni, a lyrical reflection on growing up Jewish in the former Soviet Union; How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire, a filmmaker’s inventive and at times irreverent exploration of the Ukranian distillery his family once owned; The Return, a look at a new generation’s struggle to create Jewish identity and community in contemporary Poland. Read more.

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