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The NW Film Forum:
Worlds Apart fiscal sponsor: A Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to becoming the nation's leading center for film artists. Their mission is to enlighten, support, and champion the film artist in part by presenting educational programs with a curriculum by and for filmmakers; providing access to filmmaking equipment; granting funds directly to working film artists; showcasing the work of local directors; and promoting local film work to international prominence.

Byrd Productions:
Worlds Apart editors: An independent production company that has been creating aesthetic and innovative projects, including feature-length films, documentaries, commercials and public service announcements in the Seattle area for over a decade.

being MEdia:
9elephants website: A visionary video production & new media partnership -- Creating documentaries, narrative projects, websites and other media that help people, organizations, movements and businesses tell their stories.

Navigate 9:
9elephants logo design: San Francisco based visual communication firm specializing in print, motion graphics and interactive media. Their capabilities include graphic design, identity, web development and web animation.


King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
Works to end domestic violence by facilitating collective action for social change. In county-wide public policy and education efforts, KCCADV provides leadership on behalf of community based victim service agencies and their allies. The Coalition strives to represent the diverse interests of victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Maneno Mengi (Usambara Mountains, Tanzania):
Maneno Mengi creates new development practices that offer authorship to people whose voices are otherwise not heard. Combining participatory learning with media technology, they facilitate participatory production of videos, TV, radio and websites for development planning, negotiation and policy dialogue together with people. Our friends, Lars and Verena, are outspoken advocates and facilitators of community based media production.

Mawazo Art Gallery and Cafe (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania):
Mawazo, meaning "ideas and thoughts" in Kiswahili, is dedicated to the exposure and development of contemporary art and artists in Tanzania. The gallery displays sculptures, paintings, etchings, woodcuts, photography and a selection of local handicraft.

Next Stage Dance Theatre:
Inspires people to recognize creativity in life, through performances and partnerships. A modern dance company committed to bringing maturity to the stage through performances, choreography, and community outreach that embodies the human experience.

Prescolar Alice Francis:
Prescolar Alice Francis is committed to providing a loving, stimulating, safe, and beautiful place for children to learn about themselves, others, their communities, and the larger world. Through the deliberate use of Spanish as our language of communication, we support children in connecting to what is already familiar within or in transcending boundaries that may otherwise exist. Grounded in a social justice and emergent curriculum, we have confidence in their innate wisdom to participate in social change and act as stewards of their environment in a way that is relevant and meaningful to them. All that we study is initiated from their interests and with the intention of nurturing their curiosity, sense of wonder, and positive sense of self and others.

Refugee Women's Alliance:
ReWA is a nonprofit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse:
The Northwest Network increases our communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. They work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.


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