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3 Generations

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Environment, Environmental Education, Film & Video

Mission: 3 Generations is a non-profit organization that documents stories of human rights abuses through film. We enable survivors of crimes against humanity to record their experiences as an act of healing, a call to action and to create historical evidence. We amplify and honor each witness’s voice by creating broad audiences: film festivals, educational outreach, theatrical and community screenings, social media, partnerships, web-channels and more. Our goal is to influence the national dialogue and build momentum for social change.

Results: We have produced 6 feature documentaries, 9 short documentaries and over 75 videos. Our campaigns address genocide, sex trafficking, ecocide and environmental degradation, Native American rights, veteran rights, transgender rights, refugee rights and crimes against humanity. Our films and campaigns have been honored with scores of awards and accolades. in 2018 we celebrate our 10th Anniversary of fighting crimes against humanity through story-telling.

Target demographics: survivors of atrocities and crimes against humanity share their stories.

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of thousands of people, by raising awareness about atrocities and crimes against humanity reaching audiences in the millions via scores of film festivals, streaming services including Netflix and Amazon, on social media outlets, in schools and universities across the globe.

Geographic areas served: the United States and around the world

Programs: 3 Generations is a non-profit organization that documents stories of human rights abuses through film. We enable survivors of crimes against humanity to record their experiences as an act of healing, a call to action and to create historical evidence. We amplify and honor each witness’s voice by creating broad audiences: film festivals, educational outreach, theatrical and community screenings, social media, partnerships, web-channels and more. Our goal is to influence the national dialogue and build momentum for social change. By sharing these stories broadly, 3 Generations Explores survival and resilience Amplifies and honors survivors’ collective voice Builds an avenue for the world to listen and learn from their experiences Shifts how we confront geopolitical forces causing violence and oppression

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an empowering, inspiring grass roots not-for-profit led by Jane Wells, a serious documentarian with a true "give back" sensibility. If you are looking for integrity, you have come to the right place. Look no further.

Board Member

Rating: 5

For over a decade, I have supported and collaborated with Three Generations, and for the past three years, I have been proud to serve on its board. The work of this organization does an invaluable service to our society and our world, by sharing stories of tragedy, resilience and survival. Three Generations calls attention to under-reported yet necessary stories that help us better understand the challenges we face, whether its genocide, war, human trafficking, or mass incarceration. I am grateful that Three Generations exists and am committed to helping it continue to thrive and tell the stories that we all need to hear.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was moved to contact 3Generations after seeing one of their films, which moved me so much that I knew I needed to act. That is the power of the work that 3G does. By remaining small-staffed and nimble, they are able to focus their resources toward their mission of making stories that tell urgent stories in a way that fundamentally moves audiences and connects them to issues that need our attention. In a cultural and media environment that is saturated with stories, 3G takes the TIME to work with survivors in a way that respects and honors their stories, and tells stories that reflect the complexity of the issues they deal with. This is a massively important contribution to a landscape of story where too often people are reduced to soundbites and stories are compressed to headlines.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to be on the board of Three Generations because the films they produce and curate are incredibly powerful, and provide survivors of human rights abuses the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words, with dignity and humanity. If these survivors have the courage to speak out, we must have the courage to hear them, and to act - I support 3G because they take on tough issues like child sex slavery, and because I believe the stories that result move audiences to act. I hope others get involved - watch the videos, share them with your networks, and support the storytelling work of 3G.

awells22

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Three Generations since its inception ten years ago. To see the evolution of this organization from its earliest days to the present is to see an incredible story of growth and progress. That growth and progress has allowed survivors of atrocities and other abuses to have a platform, to share their experiences, and to raise awareness of the injustices they have faced. Their stories would not be available to us without Three Generations, and the high quality content, both short and long form, that they have executed for a decade to greater and greater effect. I could not not be more proud of this organization, and wish only I could share it with more people.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

From revealing the atrocities of the genocide in Darfur to spreading the truth about Chinese oppression in Tibet, 3Generations shares with the public the stories of those who survive the world's worst crimes against humanity. Using survivors' own testimony to explain abuses, 3Generations is able to both spread their story, and to help victims heal through sharing. By spreading awareness using real stories of human rights abuses, 3Generations is able to connect with the public on a more visceral level. In doing so, 3Generations seeks to raise awareness, and call to action those who become moved by the stories of survivors.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Terrific champions of those causes that don't get high profile attention. Love this non-profit.

Board Member

Rating: 5

3 Generations had an incredible year in 2017 - they released three social justice feature films [A Different American Dream, A System of Justice, and Lost in Lebanon] and will be pre-screening the fourth [Pot Luck: The Altered State of Colorado] at their 10th Anniversary celebration in September 2018. I've supported the organization over the years and for the past couple have proudly served as a board member. I look forward to continuing to help 3 Generations with their important work of telling stories and demanding change.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Three Generations is one of my all time favorite non-profit organizations. The content they produce is thought-provoking and attention grabbing without being sensational. I had the opportunity to see how they interacted with the subjects of a few of their films and stories, and I was very touched by the tenderness and respect they showed throughout the documentary process. Terrific organization and I will continue to support them in any way I can.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

3generations dedication to the truth and approaching the subject matter ethically and compassionately is exactly what we need in the current political climate. Keep up the good work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

3 Generations tells the stories that would otherwise never be told; the stories that are difficult to hear but so important for all of us to know. We need more organizations like 3 Generations to bring the critical issues of today to the forefront.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

3 Generations makes the underserved, underrepresented and victims of unfathomable human rights abuses their sole concern and focus. They give a voice to these people and makes them the spokespeople of the organization. The films that 3 G produces shows populations that are normally forgotten and brings their stories to the masses. I cannot say enough about the amazing work and impact that 3 Generations has.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Three Generations is an extraordinary nonprofit with goals that far exceed any in the documentary film arena. Giving voices to those who would otherwise not have one, esp. victims of unfathomable circumstances is an incredible outlet for the individuals and themes themselves but for ensuring their stories ripple through to society to help us all be more understanding, empathetic, and most importantly AWARE!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a true agent of change in the world, Three Generations demands us to be educated in human rights abuse and inspires us to act. Not only do they provide a platform for victims of injustice to tell their stories, but they also act as a catalyst to help victims heal. Their work has never been as important as it is today.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

im such a huge fan of 3 generations and all the work they do. a wonderful organization that gives a voice to the voiceless.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Three Generations has amazed me with their dedication to sharing the stories of survivors. Their films are moving, and have helped me understands what different individuals have undergone and allowed them to have the voice they otherwise might not have. thank you three generations!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I saw "Lost in Lebanon" at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and the film truly opened my eyes to the humanity within the Syrian refugee crisis. One of the refugees was sponsored to get out of Lebanon after his story was seen. As part of the screening, there was a Q&A with a representative of the United Nations. This company is clearly making real changes in public policy and in the way society views social injustices.

Biron B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The people at three generations possess something that is missing in modern American society. A sense of empathy, and a sense of responsibility toward others. I have immensely enjoyed all the time I have spent with them. They are dedicated People with huge hearts.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just recently watched "Tricked" on Netflix, and it opened my eyes to how sex trafficking is a crime committed in our own backyards that the public is often ignorant to. It made me want to look into other films from 3 Generations and see what social issues they bring to light.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to the screening of 3 Generations film "Lost in Lebanon" at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in June and I was extremely impressed with how they told the stories of Syrian Refugees. Looking forward to seeing more of there films in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've known 3G and its staff for a year now and it was one of the most, if not the most, hard working group of people out there. It's a tight knit group of people whose mission really is to give the marginalized people out there a voice. Not only is everyone always working to further that goal, but everyone is truly passionate about it; it comes out in the films and video testimonies. Everything that comes out of 3G really works to illuminate the circumstances of issues and people that are often forgotten in the U.S. While people often talk about the generalities of poverty or genocide, 3G shows you those very people it affects and gives these stories a face.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow 3 Generations on facebook and I love how they challenge the status quo and continue to highlight important news about extremely important topics like the oppression of Native Americans rights and genocide that continues to happen every day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

3 Generations' mission is unlike most other non-profits, but the act of sharing stories through film is incredibly rewarding. The organization is incredibly driven to find new stories and topics to help raise awareness and take action to fight against abuses. Three Generations' work is vital to ameliorating human rights abuses, and I hope their excellent work continues far into the future!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have voluteered for 3 Generations so I am very familiar with this organization. They truly advocate for the truth and serve to give voice to the voiceless. Through this organization, I learned a great deal about a variety of issues effecting our world today. They have helped bring light to the stories of some of the 20 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide through their feature, Tricked (available on Netflix) as well as content on their site. They have brought about environmental awareness and activism through content on the melting glaciers of Greenland and Standing with Standing Rock as well as their most recent feature, A Different American Dream. They bring attention to human rights issues and violations, most recently in collaboration with the Scott Sisters on their feature documentary on Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, Lost in Lebanon. Its also very important to mention, they have been instumental in bringing one of the seminal documentaries on the Holocaust to North America, with their distribution of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. In these dark times, the world needs more organizations like 3 Generations, dedicated to social awareness and justice.