Fledgling selects Canary for 2016 Engagement Lab

We are thrilled to announce that Canary has been selected to participate in the 2016 Fledgling Engagement Lab! We are joined by eight other amazing social issue documentary film teams who have “significant potential to make impact.” The year-long fellowship kicks off next month in northern California, where experts and mentors will collaborate with us to design, implement, and maximize effective outreach and engagement strategies for our films’ social impact campaigns.

The planning we do over the next year with Fledgling is going to help the film and its message reach even larger audiences as well as doctors, healthcare professionals, scientists and policymakers. It will also help us strategize how to channel the energy and attention around the film to create change.

Past Lab fellows include Private Violence (Sundance, 2014) and Food Chains (Tribeca, 2014 and winner of the 2016 BRITDOC Impact Award).


Fledgling is a private foundation that is dedicated to championing social issue documentary filmmakers who are committed to making impact in the world. They believe film and other creative media projects can educate, engage and mobilize people around entrenched and complex social issues that affect the most vulnerable. And, with the right support, at the right time, these stories can help contribute to social change in important and unique ways.

We first received Fledgling’s support at Good Pitch New York where they pledged to help with our virtual reality component of the campaign. We are honored and excited to collaborate with them in a larger capacity, and can’t wait to carve out the social impact potential that Canary can have on the world. Learn more and check out the other incredible projects here

Help us support our participation in amazing opportunities like this as we develop our 2017 campaign. Donate to Canary's seed fund for impact.