In just six years, UnionDocs has established itself as a viable and vital NYC cultural institution. A collaborative and critical space for documentary art, UnDo offers a wide variety of public screenings paired with in-depth Q&As, panel discussions, workshops, and masterclasses, a cooperative live-work program for emerging documentary filmmakers, an army of engaged and dedicated volunteers, and an impressive body of critical writing. As noted in a recent NYT article on microcinema (which also mentioned KSR project 155 Freeman’s Light Industry series!) UnionDocs has become a hub for hundreds of artists, journalists, and engaged citizens. They’re raising funds to renovate their current Williamsburg space, keeping it cozy for the next 10 years of the lease. After a couple of seriously packed screenings spent fidgeting it out on the back wall or lap-sitting inside the projection room, I can tell you quite honestly, both my love of film and my desire for lower back support heart this project a whole lot. — Elisabeth H.