Iris Films was founded in 1975 by a group of feminist filmmakers to produce and distribute films that creatively address social and cultural issues. Iris has created the award-winning films, In the Best Interests of the Children, We All Have Our Reasons, Skin Deep, the widely acclaimed documentary about race relations on college campuses in the United States, Long Night’s Journey Into Day, the Sundance award winning, Academy® nominated film about South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and most recently, One Vote, a short video about women and voting in the United States. Iris Films productions have been used by activists, diversity and multi-cultural trainers, teachers, students and community groups to facilitate discussions about reconciliation, tolerance, transitional justice, racism, affirmative action, human rights, and civil rights.
Iris Films is pleased to be in production on a new media project Afro-Uruguay: Forward Together, a journey into the history and culture of Candombe and a unique Afro Latino enclave. Visit the project webpage here to learn more.