“Fire of Love” is one of six Sundance-supported projects nominated for a 2023 Peabody Award.
This week, the nominees for the 83rd annual Peabody Awards were announced, including six Sundance-supported projects across the Arts and the News and Documentaries categories.
And a huge congratulations to our own Shari Frilot, Chief Curator of the New Frontier program and Senior Programmer, on receiving the inaugural annual Peabody Visionary Award “for her incredible catalog of excellence in building the industry of interactive media and art, and for ongoing work in reimagining the future of storytelling.”
Winners are announced on May 9, but in the meantime, check out the full list of Sundance-supported nominees below, all of which are currently available to stream or rent.
Fire of Love (2022 Sundance Film Festival)
Miranda July narrates this dramatic documentary about the doomed relationship between obsessive French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft and their shared passion for capturing spectacular imagery of stunning — and deadly — volcanoes. Fire of Love was supported by the 2022 Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund and won the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award: U.S. Documentary at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Check here for viewing options.
News and Documentaries
Aftershock (2022 Sundance Film Festival)
After the deaths of two young women from childbirth complications, their families galvanize activists, birth workers, and physicians to face America’s grave maternal health crisis in this eye-opening film. This documentary was supported by the 2020 Catalyst Forum and won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Impact for Change at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Check here for viewing options.
Independent Lens: Writing With Fire (2021 Sundance Film Festival)
Fearless journalists staff India’s only all-female newspaper in an intensely patriarchal landscape, painting a portrait of courage and hope. Filmmakers Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh spent four years in India’s Uttar Pradesh state capturing the women’s daily work lives as well as the larger context in which they operate: India’s caste system and its far-right religious movement. Writing With Fire was supported by the 2017 Bertha Foundation Fellowship and the 2019 Talent Forum and won the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award and the Word Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Impact for Change at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Check here for viewing options.
The Territory (2022 Sundance Film Festival)
This immersive, awe-inspiring documentary looks at the tireless fight of the Amazon’s Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers. This film was supported by the 2019 Kendeda Fund Grant and the 2022 Sundance Documentary Film Grant and won both the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Documentary Craft and the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Check here for viewing options.
We Need to Talk About Cosby (2022 Sundance Film Festival)
Writer-director W. Kamau Bell weighs the life and legacy of Bill Cosby as a peerless groundbreaker and dominant cultural force against his crimes as a convicted sexual predator through difficult and candid conversations with comedians, journalists, and survivors in a potent examination of problematic artist versus art. Check here for viewing options.
Lucy and Desi (2022 Sundance Film Festival)
Director Amy Poehler explores the surprising story of how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, a woman and a Cuban man, became TV’s most powerful couple in the 1950s, transformed numerous aspects of television production, and pioneered the American sitcom as we know it. Check here for viewing options.