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A 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization
A Closer Look, Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit public charity. Our mission is to promote awareness of public and private resources available to the public on matters of health and social justice through the production of film and outreach campaigns.
A Closer Look is currently funding two projects:
Children of the Inquisition is a 2 hour documentary film, immersive website, and educational outreach project that unearths 500 years of hidden history. The project looks at what happened to the families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions through the eyes of their contemporary descendants, many of whom are just discovering their problematic Jewish roots. The discoveries of these flights to safety allow our characters access to a fuller understanding of how their lives were shaped by a perilous history.
Going Blind and Going Forward is an international outreach campaign inspired by the film Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss, directed by Joseph Lovett. The film tells the stories of 6 people living with varying degrees of vision loss and how they are helped by low vision rehabilitation. Their stories have already reached hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, but there are still many more people around the world that need the vital information that the film transmits. Of the 25 million blind and visually impaired Americans, only 5% seek vision rehabilitation services of any kind. Vision loss will touch each of us either directly or through someone we love. With your help we can reach more people and together come out of the dark about vision loss.
A Closer Look has chosen to sponsor After the Final No, a feature-length documentary in progress, by Circle 10 Productions. The film, directed by Phyllis Lee, a former senior UN humanitarian official, explores the astonishing phenomenon of renewal after trauma, revealing the little-known stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors in displaced persons camps in Germany, Austria and Italy from 1945-1957. During this time enormous transformations took place. Survivors, largely unwanted in other countries, created governance structures, built schools, theaters, synagogues, launched newspapers, wrote plays, music and poetry, and fell in love. The Jewish DP camps had among the highest birth rates in the world. Reflecting back on this seminal moment in history, and capturing the voices of those still alive, the film explore universal themes that resonate in today's world, where human displacement is at a level not seen since World War II.