Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Period of Performance

9/1/2009 - 7/31/2010

Funding Totals

$800,000.00 (approved)
$593,333.00 (awarded)

The Big Show in Bololand

FAIN: TR-50093-09

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Melrose, MA 02176-3933)
Austin Hoyt (Project Director: February 2009 to July 2013)

Production of a 60-minute film and an accompanying website about the efforts of the American Relief Administration to combat starvation in the new Soviet Union from 1921 to 1923.

"The Big Show in Bololand" is a 60-minute documentary on the work of the American Relief Administration (ARA) to combat stavation in the new Soviet Russia from 1921-23. It will focus on the challenges faced by two ARA volunteers. In the background are the distrust and the political agendas of an ardent anti-communist, the ARA's director Herbert Hoover, and the leader of Russia's new regime, Vladimir Lenin.