Our documentary film The Silhouettes (watch out! It’s a working title) is lucky to be among the 23 recipients of Sundance Production grant. The film is directed by Afsaneh Salari and produced together with Afsaneh and Jewel Maranan from the Philippines.

“These artists are hard at work on projects that capture the world as it is, as well as imagining it as it could be,” said Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs, the recently-appointed Director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Fund. “The stories here deeply reflect my team’s collaborative vision for this fund and we are thrilled to highlight voices with richly diverse sensibilities and perspectives. In our current cultural and political moment, independent storytelling is vital: to help make meaning and present a layered, complex interpretation of truth.”

Discover the other grantees here