PILLAR AWARDS

We are a coalition of individual whistleblowers, grassroots activists, public interest advocates and policy makers.
We provide a sense of community and mutual support for whistleblowers or civil and human rights activists.

The Pillar is awarded to notable civil and human rights champions; previous recipients include Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Senator Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The Pillar is awarded to politicians, community activists and journalists—including documentary filmmakers.
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Silver Dollar Group of the Ku Klux Klan

Audience Choice Award
2023
From the 1950s to the 1970s, in Northeastern Louisiana and Southwestern Mississippi, the most heinous sect of the terrorist Klan was formed.

The Poison Garden

Impact Award
2023
It tells the true stories of 3 acts of racial terrorism that occurred in and out of South Florida's courts in the 1930s and draws parallels to the problems of law enforcement today.

I am Kanaka

Finalist - Best Short
2023
Eight million Americans visit Hawai'i every year, and Tourists spend $43 million every single day.

The Illusion of Abundance

Finalist - Best Documentary
2023
Despite a profoundly unbalanced game, Maxima, Bertha, and Carolina share a common goal: they are leading today's environmental fight against modern corporate conquistadors.

Sallie mae not: Exposing America's Student Loan Scam

Audience Award
SALLIE MAE NOT: Exposing America's Student Loan Scam is the untold story of how the US Government set up a system of greed that gutted student loans of consumer protections leading to the skyrocketing cost of tuition and indenturing millions through predatory lending. Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi discovers how this same scheme continued to throw millions of students, parents and colleges over the cliff. No one paid much attention and despite today’s headlines of privilege, scandal, greed and blame, the predatory lending system designed to indenture millions, especially women and people of color, remains hiding in plain sight.

Official Secrets

Best Whistleblower Portrayal
The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Pillar Awards

We are a coalition of individual whistleblowers, grassroots activists, public interest advocates and policy makers. We provide a sense of community and mutual support for whistleblowers or civil and human rights activists.

The Pillar is awarded to notable civil and human rights champions; previous recipients include Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Senator Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The Pillar is awarded to politicians, community activists and journalists—including documentary filmmakers.

Silver Dollar Group of the Ku Klux Klan
Audience Choice Award
From the 1950s to the 1970s, in Northeastern Louisiana and Southwestern Mississippi, the most heinous sect of the terrorist Klan was formed.
The Poison Garden
Impact Award
It tells the true stories of 3 acts of racial terrorism that occurred in and out of South Florida's courts in the 1930s and draws parallels to the problems of law enforcement today.
I am Kanaka
Finalist - Best Short
Eight million Americans visit Hawai'i every year, and Tourists spend $43 million every single day.
The Illusion of Abundance
Finalist - Best Documentary
Despite a profoundly unbalanced game, Maxima, Bertha, and Carolina share a common goal: they are leading today's environmental fight against modern corporate conquistadors.
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You can help give more power and voice to whistleblowers by supporting the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival. You will be helping to highlight civil and human rights violations across the globe. Call us at (870) 543-0024 or email us at mccray.michael@gmail.com.

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