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Justice and Security Dialogue in Saaba
In 2015, the United States Institute of Peace launched an initiative in Saaba, a small community in the West African country of Burkina Faso, where tensions were rising between informal security groups and the police. Local authorities, police, and leaders of the informal security group initially refused to meet in person. The following story chronicles how these groups came together to build trust and work to improve security in their community.


Announcing the 2019 Rockwood JustFilms Fellows
This fellowship brings together 12 leaders working at the intersection of storytelling, film, and social change to learn powerful skills that will shift their capacity for leadership and collaboration. This cohort represents a wide range of established leaders in the film and digital storytelling sectors including: organizational leaders, media impact producers, filmmakers, thought leaders, curators, archivists, and critics. Through two residential retreats, peer coaching sessions, and additional leadership support, they will develop stronger working partnerships with each other, and with leaders of other social movements.


'The Implicit Punishment of Daring to Go to College When Poor'
"A documentary to be screened on Capitol Hill next month, in which I am featured, chronicles the experience of low-income students navigating college admissions...." Read this New York Times Op-Ed offering the flip side of the college bribery scandal. Written by Enoch Jemmott, one of the three stars of Personal Statement.


'Decade of Fire' will play at Full Frame!


'The Two-Way Mirror of Disruptive Mentorship'
Read the essay I wrote for Firelight Media after my experience during their first doc lab retreat.


IDA Enterprise Grantees announced!
Cosricans was awarded a development grant from the International Documentary Association (IDA).
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Firelight Media Fellows for 2018-2020 Announced!
Cosricans has been accepted into the Firelight Media Documentary lab to join phenomenal group of POC filmmakers with really exciting projects.
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Playback: Julia Pesce's 'Nosotras Ellas'
Read a special feature I wrote about one of my favorite festival films ever.


'Personal Statement' to play opening night at AFI Docs!
Read interview with director Julie Dressner here.


The Feedback: Juliane Dressner and Edwin Martinez' 'Personal Statement'
Read interview with directing team (Julie Dressner and Edwin Martinez) on the making of our recent doc, Personal Statement.