At the height of the pandemic, Love Now Media posed a question to a community of lovers, artists, healers, and activists – “What does love look like in the context of justice?” The answers resulted in the 7-episode short documentary series, "Just Love Stories." The directors include Iresha Picot, Tezarah Wilkins, Lendl Tellington, Rashid Zakat, Marie Hinson, and Jos Duncan, Love Now Media's Chief Storyteller. Some of the filmmakers are seasoned and others had never directed or worked on a film before. The filmmakers met virtually to explore the relevance of love during the pandemic and one of the most politically and racially polarized climates in recent times. The Love Now Media team offered production support, guidance and resources to produce the individual documentary episodes.

Grants Awarded to Just Love Stories

$50,000 - Awarded July 2020

Focus areas
Movement Media
Media Training
Representation in Media
Community-Centered Journalism

The 2020 Community Voices grant will support “Just Love Stories,” a multimedia series that documents stories of love, justice, and culture that work towards social justice. Stories written by, as well as interviews of, community groups and individuals leading movements will be featured in a documentary web series titled “Just Love.”

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