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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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Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated

In Production
Director(s)
Denali Tiller
Producer(s)
Denali Tiller & Andrew Freiband
Grant Awarded
$15,000 - 2016
Type of Film
Documentary
Contact Information
denali.tiller@gmail.com

Film Synopsis

Growing up is full of challenges, but for Tre, Maison, and Giana those challenges reach beyond those we would expect. SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE INCARCERATED tells the story of three children whose fathers are in prison, and a formerly incarcerated mother who is now working to stop the cycle. How do the stigmas of incarceration shape their identities as they struggle to find their places in their communities and the world? What will it take to break the cycle of violence, crime, and imprisonment that pulls so hard on these kids’ lives and millions more like them?

About the Director(s)

Denali Tiller was named one out of 110 “filmmakers to watch” by Variety Magazine in 2015. She has worked on both documentaries and on narrative projects. Most recently she has been working with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Visual Communications Trainer. In January 2015, Picture Motion selected the project as the “Filmanthropy Film of the Month” and in the fall, she and the film were selected for the Inaugural Chicken and Egg Accelerator Lab, a competitive program supporting first and second time female film directors. “Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated” will be Ms. Tiller’s feature film-making debut. She currently lives and works in Providence, RI.

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