DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS 

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Amina, My Sister

Patrick Bodenham | U.K. | 2018 | 18'30'' | 

Screens Monday March 18, 3:15 PM

The personal story of a family of Rohingya refugees from persecution in Myanmar into the world's newest and largest refugee camp. 

bOObs: The War on Women's Breasts

Megan S Smith | USA | 2018 | 26'56'' | 

Screens Saturday March 16, 3:00 PM Q&A following the screening

 

In “bOObs,” we first learn from medical doctors about myths surrounding mammography, such as mammograms are “early detection” and “low radiation”. We hear heart-breaking stories of how this breast cancer diagnostic test helped to tragically change the lives of three female patients. Finally, we hear from doctors how financial greed played a large part in sending women down this frightful path in the first place.

California Girls

Laura Hinman | USA | 2018 | 8' | 

Screens Monday March 18, 3:15 PM

This short documentary follows the work of Tiffany Adams, an artist who is indigenous to California. Her performance piece, paintings and jewelry are all tied to her responsibilities as a Native woman. Through art she encompasses the endurance required to maintain our identities in a contemporary setting.

Doctor Co

Lysander Wiering | Netherlands | 2017 | 24'25'' |  

Screens Saturday March 16, 3:00 PM

Co is a an 80-year old doctor who gives medical aid to refugees. He crosses the wastelands of Amsterdam on his bike day in day out. He visits the refugees in abandoned parking lots and derelict office buildings as they have been declined a permit of residence and are therefore not eligible for professional medical help.

Drag Queen Storytime

Tyler Litwin | USA | 2018 | 9'14'' |    

Screens Thursday March 21, 7:30 PM 

In Greensboro, NC, two drag queens read to children at a private bookstore in order to promote diversity and challenge gender stereotypes.

Executioner's Shadow

Maggie Burnette Stogner | USA | 2018 | 40' |     

Screens Tuesday March 19, 3:30 PM

The film tackles tough issues of justice, injustice, and capital punishment and underscores themes of race and economic inequities, high rates of wrongful incarceration, mental illness among inmates, prosecutorial misconduct, and the all-too-real human consequences of capital punishment. This provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about the meaning of justice, and to examine how the death penalty defines who we are as individuals and as a society.

Flowers of Marrakech

Yuntong Man | US | 2017 | 7'59'' | 

Screens Monday March 18, 3:15 PM

Nadia, a Moroccan Henna artist, is a single mother in Marrakech that is struggling to make a livable wage during the slow tourism season. The Marrakech Henna Art Café offers an innovative solution: mixed media Henna ornaments

Guy Hircefeld, a guy with a Camera

Andrés Gallegos | USA | 2018 | 12' |    

Screens Friday March 15, 3:30 PM 

Guy Hircefeld, a veteran that served in the Israeli military at the start of its occupation of Palestine in the 1980s, now fights against Israeli occupation, ethnic cleansing, and environmental warfare. His only weapon is a camera.

Her Room By The Kitchen

Markus Kaatsch  | USA | 2018 | 11'34'' |

Screens Wednesday March 20, 3:00 PM

 

Rous is a determined 25-year-old woman from Mexico who signed up with a U.S. placement agency to work as an au pair for a year. Highly-skilled Mexican women migrate to the U.S. with fresh-faced optimism about becoming au pairs. In “Her Room By the Kitchen,” Rous questions the true value of the opportunities promised by this year abroad.

Highway Mike

Sriyanka Ray  | USA | 9'37'' | 

Screens Saturday March 16, 1:30 PM

Highway Mike is the story of Mike, a formerly homeless addict who used to live below the bridge in a park where hundreds of users gather every day to do drugs. Now he does outreach work to prevent overdoses in that same park. Mike tries to balance his past with his present as he leads us into the underbelly of one of New York City's most overlooked communities, and gives us a first hand glimpse of what the opioid crisis looks like in urban spaces.

H.O.P.E

Mary Grueser | USA | 2018 | 15'14'' |

Screens Saturday March 16, 1:30 PM

This is a film about the opioid epidemic in the United States. We explore how the problem connects both urban and rural communities, and ways to humanize people who are addicted to opioids.

I Am DACA

Bill Hellams | USA | 2018 | 28'35'' | tio

Screens Wednesday March 20, 3:00 PM

 

Most Americans have heard of DACA but very few people have ever actually met a Dreamer or were aware the young person they did know was a Dreamer. I partnered with Dream Action Oklahoma and interviewed 17 Dreamers. If folks could not meet these young people in person at least they would be able to learn a little about them in this documentary....

Maria

Shiri Paamony eshel | USA | 2018 | 26'06'' |

Screens Wednesday March 20, 3:00 PM

Maria is an 18 year old poet, daughter of Mexican immigrants from the Bronx NY. Maria’s life was never easy, as she had to live with her alcoholic father, mother, mother’s schizophrenic husband and 2 sisters. The images from Maria's present life in college and with her parents are weaved with her past in the form of artistic storytelling and poetry.

Remembering Port Chicago

Alexander Irwin | USA | 2017 | 9'18'' |    

Screens Wednesday March 20, 5:00 PM

 

In California's Bay Area, a painful memory lingers of the Port Chicago disaster of WWII, when hundreds of the Navy's first black sailors perished.

Separation

Emilie Richardson | USA | 2018 | 6'49'' |    

Screens Monday March 18, 3:15 PM

 

Women in Afghanistan describe their lives from marriage to the start of their divorce proceedings.

sustainUP

IRIS MOHR | USA | 2018 | 13'12'' | 

Screens Friday March 15, 3:30 PM 

This is a story about sustainable fashion. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the environmental and social impact the industry is having on our world. sustainUp is a groundbreaking documentary film that through the eyes of NYC fashion designers makes us ask “At what cost are we buying our clothes?"

The Line

Davit Ohanjyanyan | Armenia | 9'25'' | 

Screens Monday March 18, 3:15 PM

From the first sight this movie is about a girl who became disabled during the war. In this movie, I was trying to show how strong can a person be in such situations and how big could be his/her desire to live. The leading hero and the core meaning of the movie is that strong, ambitious and full of life girl.

Uzzi

Ido Weisman | Israel | 2018 | 20'21'' |    

Screens Saturday March 16, 3:00 PM

At the age of 94, Prof. Uzi Ornan continuing his lifelong ongoing struggles for upholding the Secular and Democratic image of the State of Israel with his last endeavor to establish and secure Civil Burial rights where he lives. udince's attention...

Wild Utah: America's Red Rock Wilderness

Chris Lee, Alex Lee | USA | 2108 | 13'53'' |

Screens Friday March 15, 3:30 PM | Q&A following the screening 

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is made up of people like you, concerned citizens from Utah and throughout the nation who share the common goal of preserving Utah’s remaining desert wild lands, known collectively as America’s red rock wilderness. This film tells us why these lands are worth protecting, and what can be done to ensure these public lands are protected for generations to come.

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