Public Programs: Short Documentaries

Period of Performance

5/1/2022 - 10/31/2024

Funding Totals

$149,996.00 (approved)
$0.00 (awarded)

Instrumental: The Elayne Jones Story

FAIN: TT-285462-22

Women Make Movies, Inc. (New York, NY 10001-5059)
Julie F. Wyman (Project Director: August 2021 to December 2023)
Grace Wang (Co Project Director: May 2022 to December 2023)

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Award transferred to TT-300514-24

Production of a thirty-minute film about Elayne Jones, a pioneering percussionist who challenged racial and gender stereotypes in classical music.

INSTRUMENTAL is a 30-minute documentary about Elayne Jones, who broke through racial and gender barriers in classical music but paid a personal toll for fighting against a culture of exclusivity. The film accompanies this 93-year-old African American timpanist as she reflects on the difference she’s made and the work that remains to be done. A collaboration between feminist documentary filmmaker Julie Wyman and American Studies scholar Grace Wang, INSTRUMENTAL is a critical, historical, and creative media research project that tells the story of Jones’s life, work, and fight for inclusion in classical music.