$10,000 CrossCurrents Doc Fund Grant Awarded to The Wall

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the R & M Lang Foundation are pleased to announce that The Wall (D: Mira Sidawi; Lebanon) received a $10,000 CAD production grant from the CrossCurrents Doc Fund. Established in November of 2013, this international production fund aims to support short, interactive and experimental documentaries from emerging filmmakers working within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized.

The CrossCurrents Doc Fund was generously established by the R & M Lang Foundation and is administered by Hot Docs. Each year, the Fund provides one successful applicant with a grant of $10,000. In addition to the production grant, The Wall director Mira Sidawi will receive a Hot Docs Fellowship, which includes travel, accommodation, and accreditation to the annual Hot Docs Festival and enrolment in the Doc Accelerator program and mentorship initiatives.

Eligible projects were considered by the CrossCurrents Doc Fund Selection Committee, which included: Robert Lang, president and executive producer, Kensington Communications; Paramita Nath, Documentarian, Chitra Film & Media; Ryan Harrington, acting industry programs director, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; and Heidi Tao Yang, industry funds manager, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Director: Mira Sidawi  
Producer: Mira Sidawi, Amie Williams
Production Country: Lebanon

Four teenage refugees, training as journalists in a Lebanese camp, hatch a crazy plan to make a film that will convince Pink Floyd to reunite and play a concert in their camp.

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