Moving Image Fund Grants Directory

LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support independent film and video artists creating new work.Through MIF, LEF provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film's completion.

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The Fight to Run

In Production
Benjamin Severance
Benjamin Severance, Charles Dillon Ward
Grant Awarded
$5,000 - 2016
Type of Film

Film Synopsis

When the government denies a disabled veteran the care she needs in order to run again, she must travel to Mexico for a double amputation.  THE FIGHT TO RUN is about the U.S. government’s refusal to meet the needs of U.S. veterans to improve their quality of life and the health care system’s belief that the preservation of the human body is more important than the benefits of cutting-edge prosthetic science. 

About the Director(s)

Ben Severance is the founder of Timber & Frame, an award winning production company that creates documentary projects for organizations around the world including the Trust for Public Land, National Geographic Society, and Alzheimer's Association. He has produced and directed projects in diverse and challenging locations including Bosnia, the Mexican/US border and the Ecuadorian Amazon. He studied at the nationally renowned photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University and his work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association and the William Randolph Hearst competition, known as the Pulitzers of college journalism.

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