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Pangea Day: 5 films win grants from Participant Productions

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(Above: Scenes from the filmmakers’ reception Thursday night in Los Angeles. We were asked: “Raise your hand if you came from outside the United States to be here.”)

Last night in Los Angeles, Participant Productions honored 5 films from around the world by giving their filmmakers $5,000 grants. The grants are awarded by Participant, makers of Charlie Wilson’s War and the new Standard Operating Procedure and other amazing films, as part of its Outstanding Filmmakers Awards Program. Learn more about the 5 grant winners — each film links to a page on PangeaDay.org >>

From Africa, DEAR MANDELA (documentary) by Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza (South Africa)

From Asia/Australia, I REMEMBER LEBANON (documentary) by Zeina Aboul Hosn (Lebanon)

From Europe, MY MOTHER’S DAUGHTER (documentary) by Saleyha Ashan (UK); pictured left.

From North America, MOVING WINDMILLS (documentary) by Ari Kushnir (US)

From South America, PAPIROFLEXIA (animated) by Joaquin Baldwin (Paraguay)