The line starts on the left.
Via the New York Times:
Documentarians, rejoice! The Ford Foundation on Tuesday announced a five-year plan to pour $50 million into documentaries -– defined broadly, including online-only efforts -– that are focused on social issues.
“With the growth of the Web and social networks, the potential global audience for filmed content with a social conscience has exploded,” Luis A. Ubiñas, president of the Ford Foundation, said in a statement.
Although the documentary has flourished in recent years in large part because of festival support, the genre continues to pose severe financing challenges because of a lack of interest at the mainstream box office.
(Clears throat…) We know a good documentary that could use some funds.