ABOUT LA LUTTA NMC

La Lutta NMC is a one-stop-shop production house that develops what you need in realizing your singular vision. We support artists, nonprofits, community groups/NGOs, civic leaders, and individuals. La Lutta NMC retains relationships with creative responders around the world– a vast network of artists and educators across all disciplines, social entrepreneurs, public and private sector professional.  Founded in 1997 by award-winning filmmaker, author, and visual artist Antonino D’Ambrosio, La Lutta NMC focuses on creative response, work that looks to expand democracy.

Our projects have been presented around the world from prestigious festivals (International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam, Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, HotDocs, Cork Film Festival and many more) to celebrated cultural institutions (New York’s MoMa, The Paley Center,  London’s Tate Modern, The Model in Ireland, Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM), screened theatrically around the world and broadcast on PBS, BBC, ARTE, SBS, Sundance Channel, Channel 8 Israel,  SKY, RAI, CBC, RTL Networks, AMC Networks.  Our film projects are distributed by IFC Films and Kino-Lorber.

Our belief is sempre creando or Always Be Creating!

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Check out Grammy award-winning musician Rosanne Cash on working with La Lutta NMC!

See award-winning Def Jam poet and actor Suheir Hammad discuss the power of creating:

CREATIVE RESPONSE

As the contemporary world sways between collapse and evolution, we must be vigilant in our awareness that history is not a static thing that happened in the past. We are agents of an evolving planet, and his- tory is being made by our actions or our indifference. As we wrestle against complicity and conformity, creative response allows for the reimagining of everything around us. It permits us take a snapshot of our lives but then see the entire history of the world we wish to occupy, balancing the particular and the specific so we can locate our aspirations for something real and tangible. Creative response recognizes that we must break down the illusory wall between those who watch and those who act. Where everybody gets a chance to participate. Where we celebrate excellence and recognize shortcomings not as weakness but as points of engagement. Where people can discover new interests and unknown proclivities, mining them for all they’re worth. That’s a world worth living in and a world worth fighting for. Creative response under- lines the affinity between the frame (life’s outline) and the image (our shared humanity), which always asks the spectator (us) to see more, to grasp the point from which we must cooperate, to see anew, to meet. It supplies a language we can use to write our own story, with words that might be foreign, populated not by fantasies but by action and people. Even though we may come to the theater of life as individuals, once in-side we join together as an audience. [From Antonino D’Ambrosio’s essay Bend the Notes: A Creative Response Initiation}

CNN correspondent and founder of Dream Corps Van Jones discusses the philosophy behind creative response: “taking things that are complicated and making them simple in order to empower people.”

WHAT WE DO

Over the past two-decades, La Lutta NMC has supported and partnered with hundreds of artists, social change advocates, community groups, schools/universities, NGOs, civic leaders, and everyday citizens from around the world,  providing support from development through distribution across all areas of media creation—from new media to streaming to short-form content to long-form feature films to fiscal sponsorship and start-up incubation.

Media Production

We provide production support across all forms of media including publishing, radio, blogs, streaming, audio, new and social media. We specialize in feature and short narrative and documentary production support in all stages: development, pre-production, post-production, distribution and outreach

Fiscal Sponsorship

La Lutta sponsors artists of all mediums, community groups, individuals and individuals that need fiscal sponsorship for fundraising, grants, and foundation support.

Advocacy and Education

Produces and supports industrial film, PSA, advocacy media as well as education in media literacy.

Industrial film produced by La Lutta NMC for the civil rights law firm Stoll, Glickman & Bellina

Genius grant recipient musician Rhiannan Giddens on the importance of history and creative response.

Projects
Media Production
Fiscal Sponsorship
Advocacy and Education
Jail Guitar Doors
Jail Guitar Doors works toward a more fair and just America. They are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing musical instruments and mentorship to help rehabilitate prisoners through the transformative power of music. Jail Guitar Doors implements prison programs and produce concert events. They advance new solutions to diminish prison violence and recidivism. They support organizations that […]
Grafiti: Los Tatuajes de Quito
REACT to FILM‘s Ohio University Chapter Leader, Caitlin Stone was so inspired by Antonino D’Ambros io’s film, “Let Fury Have the Hour,” that she worked with other students while studying abroad in Ecuador to create the short doc “Grafiti: Los Tatuajes de Quito.” Join Caitlin Stone, Jessica DeLuca, Antonino D’Ambrosio and other special guests for […]
TeachRock
Antonino D’Ambrosio of La Lutta NMC participates in musician and longtime Bruce Springsteen collaborator Steve Van Zandt’s organization TeachRock. “The idea ‘Rumble’ on a superficial, on a reactionary level is to ‘fight’, but for me it means to disrupt, to roar, to be active” More from Antonino on “Rumble” :http://teachrock.org/video/antonino-dambrosio-rumble/ ABOUT TEACHROCK Stevie Van Zandt’s […]
Let Fury Have the Hour Study Guide
Download the Study Guide ABOUT THE FILM In his feature directorial debut, author and visual artist Antonino D’Ambrosio spins a lively social history that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers and activists channeled their creativity into an organized response and resistance to the reactionary politics that increasingly defined American culture in the 1980s. This idea of art […]
Vector
La Lutta NMC is proud to provide fiscal sponsorship for a diverse array of media makers including Vector Artist Journal.  Early in their development La Lutta NMC served as fiscal sponsor and now the magazine is celebrating over a decade of showcasing groundbreaking, social conscious artwork and artists.  VECTOR Artists Journal publishes a collection of […]
Let Fury Have the Hour
“Portrays artists as world citizens creating works that transcend borders and have the ability to alter perspectives and inspire change…. It’s good to be reminded now and again that art matters, and to dare to think that artists can and often do join forces and change the world” -NPR/KQED “Antonino D’Ambrosio’s new film, Let Fury Have […]
La Terra Promessa: In Sun and Shadow Part II (Diamanit dell di Massima)
La Terra Promessa: In Sun and Shadow Part II (Diamanit dell di Massima) is  a visual art and land art installation piece La Luttaa developed for incarcerated youth in Santa Fe.
Look Again to the Wind (Album)
All anyone needed to do was press the record button and watch. Then listen. A demand. No hesitation because he believed in songs. Hard. He believed in the promise of democracy. Hard. Johnny Cash believed. His big vision intensified by concern for the suffering of others because he never forgot his struggles to survive. It’s […]
Power of Peace
While waiting on their non-profit 501-C3 (non-profit) status, La Lutta provides fiscal sponsorship to Power of Peace so that any donations or not for profit products that are purchased on the Power of Peace will be provide full non-profit tax benefits to their donors. http://www.powerofpeace.com/about/pop/non-profit/status
Jail Guitar Doors
Creative Response, Fiscal Sponsorship, Music
Let Fury Have the Hour
Film, Production
Look Again to the Wind (Album)
Music, Production
Frank Serpico
Film, Production
SoundHunters
Production, Transmedia Story Telling
Jail Guitar Doors
Creative Response, Fiscal Sponsorship, Music
Vector
Fiscal Sponsorship
Power of Peace
Fiscal Sponsorship

PARTNERS

Nation Books
The Nation Institute
Studio No. 1
F.B. Heron Foundation
New York City Cultural Affairs
Sony Masterworks
Center for Court Innovation
Noise Pop Industries
Central Park Conservancy
Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe
Human Rights Action Center
a_BAHN
Kino Lorber
WNYC
Transit Workers Union
IFC Films
SEIU