Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a New York headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. Created in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford, it was originally funded by a US$25,000 gift from Edsel Ford. Wikipedia

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a New York headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. Created in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford, it was originally funded by a US$25,000 gift from Edsel Ford. Wikipedia

Jan 22, 9:35 PM

In 1992, filmmaker Yance Fords brother William was shot and killed by a 19-year-old white mechanic after a common complaint about a car repair spiraled violently out of control. The mechanic claimed he fired in self-defense, and though William was unarmed, he quickly became the prime suspect in his own death. When an all-white grand jury set the shooter free, Yances family retreated into a silent fury. Twenty years later, ""Strong Island"" invents a startling cinematic language to penetrate this devastating collision of paralysis, grief, fear, racism, and injustice. As much as it is an outward-facing investigation of Williams case, this film is a radically intimate, lovingly layered inquiry into the emotional valences and internal geometries of the Ford family and their loss. Exacting aesthetic choices transport us directly into Yance and his mothers subjective experience, acknowledging the painful reality that some things will always be elusive and unknowable. ""Strong Island"" dismantles and reimagines the wreckage left in the wake of Williams murder, bringing us as close as art can come to the blistering truth. The Ford Foundation-funded film premieres on #Sundance January 23. #Sundance2017 #sundancefilmfestival

Jan 22, 4:04 PM

Premiering today at #Sundance is the @FordFoundation-funded The Force, a documentary by Peter Nicks that takes us into the troubled Oakland Police Department. #Sundance2017 #cjreform #criminaljustice #theforcefilm #sundancefilmfestival

Jan 22, 2:44 PM

""The facts of what happened in Ferguson two summers ago have already been exposed, but the whole truth of the story is yet unknown."" -- Sabaah Folayan, with @whosestreets co-director Damon Davis and the film team at #sundance #sundancefilmfestival #sundance2017

Jan 22, 2:00 PM

At the Ford Foundation, we''re committed to building a social justice infrastructure that will support artists and filmmakers to lift up the voices that have gone unheard for too long --Cara Mertes, JustFilms Director #sundance #SundanceFilmFestival #Sundance2017