3rd Annual SAF Petrow Freeman Documentary Award Given

SAF is pleased to announce the winner of the 3rd Annual Petrow-Freeman documentary award, alumni Tony Macias!

A SAF Into the Fields intern in 1998, Tony worked for SC Migrant Health in Columbia, SC. After his internship, Tony joined the SAF staff as the Assistant Director for six years before moving to Oaxaca, Mexico to work with Witness for Peace.

Tony’s upcoming documentary project, Retorno 360, will share the story of a migrant farmworker that has returned from the U.S. to Oaxaca, using his or her migration story and a profile of their home community to explore and challenge preconceptions that many people have about migrants and their places of origin. He will complete his project in November 2011 and his final piece will be available on SAF’s website, www.saf-unite.org.

The annual Petrow-Freeman Documentary Award
provides funding & support to help a SAF alum complete an original documentary project focusing on farmworkers and social change. The award can be used in a variety of ways by the winner, including as a personal stipend or to cover the costs of training, equipment, materials, & travel.

About the Petrow-Freeman Documentary Award | Laura Ann Freeman and Steven Petrow, both Duke graduates, were founding members of the Duke Migrant Project formed in 1976 by Robert Coles, MD & Bruce Payne that later became SAF.  Their hope is to bolster the role of documentary in social change work.