Author Archives: Gregory Blanc

The Chicago International Film Festival Honors Search and Seizure with an Award

The Constitution Project is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Certificate of Merit for Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio in the Adult Audience, Educational Programming category. It continues to be an honor to be recognized by this longstanding television film festival. Additional information about the 49th Chicago Film Festival Television Awards can be found at

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Search and Seizure wins a 2013 Clarion Award

The Association for Women in Communications has awarded Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio a 2013 Clarion Award in the educational category. This prestigious award has been honoring excellence in communications since 1972. The Documentary Group is thrilled to receive its second Clarion Award for The Constitution Project.

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Watch our film, Search and Seizure, online now

The newest episode of The Constitution Project series is now online! Watch Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio.

The Bills of Rights wins at the 2012 Hugo Television Awards

The Constitution Project: The Bill of Rights has won a Gold Plaque at the 2012 Hugo Television Awards!  The Hugo Awards are part of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival.  The Bill of Rights won in the category of Educational Program, Adult Audience.  Additional information can be found at

A Call to Act is among six winners of the ABA Silver Gavel Award

A Call to Act is among six winners of The American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. The award is the ABA’s most prestigious recognition of works in media and arts that promote the understanding of America’s legal system. The Silver Gavel Awards will be presented at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on July 19th.

Watch A Call to Act, and other films in The Constitution Project series, online at the Annenberg Classroom website.

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Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company wins a 2011 CINE Masters Series Award

Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company is this year’s winner of the CINE Masters Series Award in the category of Professional Non-Telecast Non-Fiction. The 2010 award went to Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause.

Watch both films online at the Annenberg Classroom website.

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Jury Selection and Let Freedom Swing win CINE Golden Eagle Awards

Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company and Let Freedom Swing have both won 2010 CINE Golden Eagle Awards!  The two films were among six awards given in the Adult Education and Entertainment category.

Check all of this season’s CINE Golden Eagle Award winners on the CINE website.

Watch A Call to Act Online

Watch the latest film in The Constitution Project onine now! A Call to Act tells the story of Lilly Ledbetter, who was discriminated against for decades at her job at Goodyear Tires. She took her case to the Supreme Court… and lost.  But that didn’t stop Lilly Ledbetter. She went to Congress and from there to the White House. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first bill signed into law by President Obama.

Also available from The Documentary Group Let Freedom Swing. Watch it online

Let Freedom Swing is now available to stream online!  LFS is three short films that explore the parallel histories of the Constitution and Jazz and feature Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and musician Wynton Marsalis as well as scholars and musicians from all walks of American life.

Coming Fall 2010: A Call to Act and The Bill of Rights

September 17, 2010 is Constitution Day. Celebrate with two new installments of The Constitution Project.

Educational documentary A Call to Act tells the remarkable story of Lilly Ledbetter, a grandmother from Alabama whose fight for equal pay for women brought her all the way to the White House.

The Bill of Rights combines a video game and film to recount how, just a few years after drafting the Constitution, the Founding Fathers came together again to ensure that many of Americans’ most basic rights are protected.

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