Congratulations to Jessica Dimmock and Zackary Canepari for their World Press Photo nominations. Jessica received a nomination in the Portraits-Stories category for her photo essay “Northwest Passages,” shot for TOPIC. Zackary was nominated in the Interactive of the Year category for “Flint is a Place.”
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Rachel who has known the residents of Old Man Joe’s apartment for years, comes to stay with Jesse and Mike following the arrest of her boyfriend, in New York, N.Y. during January 2005.
A Palestinian child’s toy doll in a bedroom. The child’s family are separated for 2 weeks at a time because the father has West Bank ID and the mother has Jerusalem ID. The couple are legally barred from living together and so the father is only able to see his children and wife every second Thursday for 24 hours.
Nepal has been called an impossible phantasmagoria, a land of harsh realities infused with the surreal. Like a young Tharu girl perched on a support post of a traditional long house, seeming to levitate, in the remote Dang Valley, Nepal seems to levitate between East and West, past and future. This is the magic of Nepal, a country of eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.
A women’s police academy in Tehran, Iran. November 2004.
Kosovar Albanian refugees try to get the last bread thrown from an aid truck in the biggest refugee camp in Kukes, Albania, in April 1999. After the 1997 collapse of Albania’s economy, widespread looting and ethnic conflict broke out in Kosovo, a majority Albanian province in southern Serbia, which led to the mass exodus of thousands of ethnic Albanians in 1998 and early 1999; nearly all of these 850,000 refugees returned to Kosovo starting in mid-1999, many seeking revenge against the Serbs.
Lachin Wintergrounds is home to many refugees from Fuzuli, in the Nagorno Karabakh area. The vast plain had been used by them for years as a winter grazing grounds for their flocks; during the conflict they moved to the wintergrounds to escape the fighting. October 2006.
A soldier of the coastal guard of Somaliland patrols the harbor of Berbera, Somaliland on Sept. 26, 2009.
Flint Town has received an IDA award nomination for Limited Series and a Cinema Eye Honors nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Series for Broadcast. Directed by Zackary Canepari and Jessica Dimmock of VII, and Drea Cooper, the whole 8-part series can be streamed on Netflix worldwide.
Earlier this month, Flint Town was nominated for two Critic’s Choice Awards — Best Documentary Series and Best Political Documentary.
In the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, Flint Town takes an intimate look at the state of policing in America through the lens of the Flint Police Department. Flint, Michigan, is consistently named one of the most violent cities in America and the community is still grappling with the cover-up of a citywide water contamination, leading to a massive distrust in law enforcement officials. Over the course of eight episodes, filmmakers embed with the police officers faced with infrastructure issues and decreasing resources as they risk their lives to protect and serve the community, while simultaneously struggling to gain their support.
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