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We strive to make documentaries accessible as a catalyst for public discourse. With your support, American Documentary amplifies the voices of independent filmmakers tackling critical social issues. Your donation will allow powerful documentaries to inspire, inform and entertain audiences.

Celebrate American Documentary

2018 Annual Gala

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us at our second annual gala fundraiser! We celebrated the power of documentary film for the public good with over 200 filmmakers and donors. Stay tuned for photos and video from the event.

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Host Committee

Pamela & Peter Barbey • Kimberly Cantor • Abigail Disney • Margaret Drain •Fred Dust & David Young • Wendy Ettinger • Nancy Lynn & James Keach •Susan Margolin • Cindy Meehl & Alice Henty • SJ Murray •Kate Oppenheim & Ari Kuschnir • Chris & Nancy Plaut • Abby Pucker •Robert Raben & Heidi Nel • Gini Reticker & Jerry Kupfer • Brenda Robinson •Neal Shapiro • Carolyn Strauss • Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee • William Charles Uricchio • Marc Weiss & Nancy Meyer

Gold Sponsor

Sage Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Chicago Media Project



Partner Organizations

Hartley Media Impact Initiative at Auburn

Fledgling Fund

The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation

Rogovy Foundation