Last week, The GW Documentary Center wrapped up the 2010 International Emerging Flimmakers Fellowship Program. Twenty finalists—10 women and 10 men—were selected to participate out of 251 filmmakers from 56 countries who applied. They spent six weeks in DC, traveling from places like Morocco, Nicaragua, India (Kashmir), Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, Armenia, Malaysia, Uganda, Pakistan, South Africa, Colombia, Egypt, Rwanda, Nepal, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Kyrgyzstan, Ghana, and Cambodia.
These individuals are the new thought leaders and storytellers of the 21st century. They were challenged, tested, and asked to move past the difficulties of language, pre-determined political opinions, and cultural divides. The resulting films are a collection of their ideas, peoples, and value systems.
The fellowship program, launched in 2008, reflects GW’s belief in international dialogue and the truly global impact of public diplomacy. The 2010 Fellowship was made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State and the generous in kind support of the Panasonic Corporation of America. We are proud to be part of bringing together this creative international talent to our campus!