A good story, well told, can change the world.

Words from our founder, Jeff Skoll, that shape our approach to make real-world impact.

“We need partners like Participant to help drive us, to help drive the federal government and to amplify these issues on a national stage.”

David Champagne, US Environmental Protection Agency, Impact Partner on DESCENDANT

Stories that create real change in communities, globally.


Landmark legislation passed to provide 2.4M domestic workers with benefits.

Won 3 Academy Awards® including Best Director

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Sparked a global movement for accountability for abuse within the Catholic Church, offering resources for survivors.

6 Academy Award® nominations, won for Best Picture

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Preserved historical narratives to create community power.

Won Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Ignited a movement around opioid overdose prevention.

Golden Lion Winner at Venice Film Festival

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Judas and the Black Messiah

Uplifted the positive contributions of the Black Panther Party.

Won 2 Academy Awards®, 6 nominations

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American Factory

Creating a future of work that works for everyone.

Won Academy Award® for Best Documentary

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When they see us

Increased prosecutorial accountability.

Won 2 Emmy® Awards

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dark waters

Demanded stronger environmental health protections globally.

Forever Chemicals deemed hazardous by the EPA & EU

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Inspired a nationwide support for gender equality.

2 Academy Awards® nominations, won an Emmy® Award

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A Fantastic Woman

Influenced Chile to pass gender-identity legislation.

Won Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

Supported voting rights and get-out-the-vote efforts during 2020 Elections.

Won NAACP Image Award

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The First Wave

Supported passage of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, funding programs to prevent suicide and burnout for healthcare providers.

Won News and Documentary Emmy® for Best Documentary

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