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Alumni receive Tribeca funding for interactive documentary project

2012 Tribeca Film InstituteThree SOJ alumni have been announced as recipients of a 2012 Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund grant. Their project, Hollow, is a hybrid community participatory project and interactive documentary that addresses the issues of rural America through the eyes of southern West Virginians. Project director Elaine McMillion, story director Tricia Fulks and video editor Megan Bowers – all 2009 SOJ graduates – are part of a team working with the residents of McDowell County, W.Va., to help document and share their stories. Only six non-fiction, transmedia projects received grants in 2012 totaling $400,000. The fund, which is in partnership with the Ford Foundation, focuses on projects that cover issues of contemporary social justice and equality. Read more about Hollow online and the official Tribeca Film Institute release for additional information.