2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition



My Way or the FBI Way

Winner of the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Gold Award

A year ago, a swat team broke down the door of a home in downtown St. Paul and found eight Molotov cocktails inside.

Tom Girls

Winner of the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Silver Award

Tom Girls is the story of two eight year-old girls who meet at a conference for families with transgender children.

Battle Flagging Father

Winner of the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Bronze Award

In 2009, Brisbane-based writer and documentarian Hamish Sewell traveled to Alabama to meet his estranged father for the first time in nearly 30 years.

A Lucky Wind

Winner of the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award

Do we live in a world where there is magic and meaning, or is it all just chance?

Three Records From Sundown

Winner of the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Directors' Choice Award

Nick Drake died in 1974, an unknown songwriter with three failed folk albums to his name. But fast forward to the present, and Drake is considered among the most important musicians of his time.

Death Comes Home

Winner of the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best New Artist Award

Death Comes Home is a portrait of three families who have chosen to forego the funeral director and prescribed memorial to instead care for their dead at home.

Forbidden Love: Genetic Sexual Attraction

Winner of the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Radio Impact Award

Ontario is the most recent province in Canada to open up adoption files in order to help birth families and adoptees find one another. But there is a disconcerting, though rare, consequence of adoptive reunions.

Fidele Musafiri: Miner

Winner of the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best News Feature Award

Cell phones and laptops rely on a particular mineral called colombite tantalum – coltan for short - and the growing demand for the material in the west has had ramifications in some pretty distant corners of the world.