The list has now been published of the Fritt Ord Foundation's grants for more than NOK 100 000 that were awarded in August 2019.
Photo: Differ Media
The list includes 19 grants for the development, production and launches of documentary films. For example, Differ Media, represented by Julia Dahr and Julie Lunde Lillesæter, received NOK 150 000 for the development of the film "Fight or Flight", in which we meet the citizenry of Tangier Island, Virginia, a group of people who were probably the USA's first climate refugees. The Media Operators received NOK 300 000 for to make the documentary "Breaking the Silence", being produced in collaboration with the British company Brook Lapping and Director Alexander Niakaris. The film is about the abuse in Tysfjord in Nordland County.
Speranza Film was granted NOK 150 000 for the launch of "The Self Portrait", directed by Margreth Olin and Katja Høgset. The Production Company describes the film as "a portrait of an artist and a portrait of a fatal illness".