Sophia Kruz and the Creating4Change documentary team produced a story on Brazilian graffiti artist Panmela Castro for national television broadcast on PBS NewsHour!
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Original broadcast Thursday July 10, 2014.
On June 14, 2014 Sophia Kruz was awarded a Michigan Emmy Award for her 2013 documentary "A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone". Click on the images above to read the full articles.
On Saturday night, Sophia Kruz won a 2013 EMMY Award for 'Best Historical Documentary' from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her most recent documentary A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone.
The film on the 100-year concert history of the University of Michigan's University Musical Society (UMS) in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium was first broadcast on PBS stations throughout Michigan in May 2013. The film has received numerous awards for Best Documentary at film festivals across the country.
Kruz was not able to accept the award in person at the awards gala because she was in Rio de Janeiro filming her upcoming documentary on women's empowerment through art called Creating4Change. She got the good news about the award just before boarding a return flight from Rio de Janeiro to the US!
The "Creating4Change" production team spent 3 weeks in Rio de Janeiro documenting graffiti artist Panmela Castro's use of murals and graffiti art to raise awareness about domestic violence. "Creating4Change" is a feature documentary currently in production by director Sophia Kruz exploring the role of art in global women's empowerment. For more in the film visit: www.creating4change.com
The "Creating4Change" production team has arrived in Rio de Janeiro to film graffiti artist Panmela Castro's work raising awareness about - and preventing - domestic violence in Brazil.
Graffiti is everywhere in this city, and much of it is protesting the FIFA World Cup, which will begin on June 12, 2014.
Our documentary team will be in Rio for the start of the cup, filming over 50 graffiti artists from around Brazil who are coming to create murals protesting violence against women in the country on the first day of the international football tournament.
The Hill Auditorium documentary "A SPACE FOR MUSIC, A SEAT FOR EVERYONE" directed and produced by Sophia Kruz for PBS' Detroit Public TV and the University of Michigan's UMS was nominated for "Best Historical Documentary" in the Michigan EMMY awards today!
A big thank you and congratulations to everyone who worked on the film, including:
The "Creating4Change" documentary team has been in Kolkata, India for 3 weeks filming dancer/sociologist and dance-activist Sohini Chakraborty as her organization works to rehabilitate survivors of sex trafficking throughout India. Check out these behind the scenes images from our shoot!
Hello from Kolkata!
We have officially begun international production on Creating4Change! For the next two weeks the Creating4Change team will be filming Sohini Chakraborty and the wonderful staff at Kolkata Sanved, documenting their use of dance to rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking and abuse throughout Southeast Asia. Joining me on this exciting journey is the talented Creating4Change cinematographer Meena Singh.
Click here to support "Creating4Change" on Indiegogo.
Anna Taylor founded a non-profit 18-month training program teaching women living in extreme poverty in Nairobi, Kenya to become certified tailors when she was just 19 years old. The graduates of her program produce her clothing designs for the runway. In this special sneak preview of the "Creating4Change" documentary, Anna heads New York Fashion Week, all to help women in Kenya.
To really tell Anna's story, we will need to go to Kenya and film her working with the women of Judith&James. To support the documentary please contact producer/director Sophia Kruz: email@example.com
Hello from Detroit!
Our next video update comes from Amy Peterson and Diana Russell, the co founders of Rebel Nell - a jewelry company that is doing incredible work right in my own backyard in Detroit. They employ formerly homeless women to create beautiful jewelry from chips of graffiti paint that have fallen off the city walls. Then they open the books, teaching the women how to run a small business! In this Indiegogo campaign video update, Amy and Diana show their support for Creating4Change. A big thank you to Amy and Diana for putting this video together!
Help us tell Rebel Nell's incredible story and make a financial contribution to Creating4Change: www.indiegogo.com/projects/creating4change