Film Independent announced the winners of its four filmmaker grants at the annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch.
17 Blocks (2019)
NAME OF FILM: 17 BLOCKS
DIRECTOR(S): Davy Rothbart
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: In 1999 Emmanuel Durant and his family started filming their daily lives. For two decades the camera recorded ordinary moments and a cycle of trauma all too familiar with neglected communities in America.
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