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$10,000 CrossCurrents Doc Fund Grant Awarded to WHEN THE DUST SETTLES

When The Dust Settles

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the R & M Lang Foundation are pleased to announce that When the Dust Settles (D: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers; Canada) has been chosen to receive a $10,000 production grant from the CrossCurrents Doc Fund.

When the Dust Settles examines the impact of Fentanyl—an opiate fifty times stronger than heroin that claimed 20 lives on the Blood Reserve in 2014, leading tribal authorities to declare a state of emergency. It is the story of one community’s response to crisis and the long road forward.

In addition to the production grant, When the Dust Settles director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers will receive a Hot Docs Fellowship, which includes travel, accommodation, and accreditation to the annual Hot Docs Festival and enrollment in the Doc Accelerator program and mentorship initiatives.

Established by the R & M Lang Foundation and is administered by Hot Docs the CrossCurrents Doc Fund is an international production fund aims to support short and mid-length documentaries from emerging filmmakers working within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized. Each year, the Fund provides one successful applicant with a grant of $10,000.

Selection Committee: Robert Lang (Kensington Communications), Anjali Nayar (Ink & Pepper Productions), Elizabeth Radshaw (Hot Docs) and Heidi Tao Yang (Hot Docs).



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