“The Unafraid,” “Collisions” awarded MacArthur Grants

A still from "The Unafraid"

A still from “The Unafraid”

“The Unafraid,” Austin director/producer Heather Courtney and Los Angeles-based director/ producer Anayansi Prado’s documentary on “four friends (who)seek a college education, after the state of Georgia bans undocumented students from its top universities,”  was awarded a $125,000 MacArthur Foundation grant, it was announced Thursday.

A still from "Collisions"

A still from “Collisions”

In addition, Australian director Lynette Wallworth’s documentary “Collisions” — described as “a virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert” and produced by the Austin-based Strongheart Group —  was awarded a $100,000 grant.

Seventeen other films were also awarded grants. Check out the full list here.

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