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2019 EDITION FILM LINEUP

short documentary films by title (23)

¡HOLA KITTY!  Quick View
Dir: Daniel Burity, United States, 10 min, 2015, Short Documentary
The film address the challenging issues of Latino illegal immigrants in the US. The main subject is a Latino immigrant who works in New York City in... more »
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3 STOLEN CAMERAS  Quick View
Dir: RåFILM, Equipe Media, Sweden, 17 min, 2017, Short Documentary
The members of video activist group Equipe Media, from occupied Western Sahara, fight to keep their cameras. This is a story about breaking an absol... more »
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A BLACK MAN IN ZIMBABWE  Quick View
Dir: Roger Horn, South Africa, 4 min, 2018, Short Documentary
In 1994, 62 school children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe claimed to have seen a UFO and a black man on the school playground. No teachers or school employees w... more »
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ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT  Quick View
Dir: Ewa Marcinowska, Poland, 23 min, 2017, Short Documentary
In February 2016, the world was gripped by the photo of a starved-to-death boy, accused of witchcraft and banished by his family and community. The... more »
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ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Lana Taylor, United States, 12 min, 2018, Short Documentary
Taylor Richardson (Astronaut Starbright), is a young girl of color who aspires to be an astronaut when she grows up. She advocates for girls of colo... more »
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BACK HOME  Quick View
Dir: Haruka Motohashi, United States, 12 min, 2018, Short Documentary
Back Home is an autobiographical documentary about the filmmaker's heart-rending personal journey to reconcile with her estranged mother, who is abo... more »
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BORN IN GAMBIA  Quick View
Dir: Natxo Leuza Fernandez, Gambia, 27 min, 2018, Short Documentary
Hassan is a child who lives on the street. His brother was accused of witchcraft and burned alive in front of him. His stepfather tells him the devi... more »
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CHALLENGING THE CALL  Quick View
Dir: Milik Robinson, United States, 20 min, 2018, Short Documentary
Challenging The Call is call is a personal journey film about discovering one's self worth while moving on from past pain. In this film, I set out t... more »
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DRAGTIVISTS  Quick View
Dir: Savannah Rodgers, United States, 7 min, 2017, Short Documentary
Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance. ... more »
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FINDING NASSEEBI  Quick View
Dir: Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung, United Arab Emirates, 9 min, 2018, Short Documentary
A soul-searching filmmaker sets out to make a documentary about the United Arab Emirates' Islamic hotline center, where scholars answer questions an... more »
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GREAT! LAKES  Quick View
Dir: Tess Wagman, United States, 20 min, 2018, Short Documentary
In the small town of Knife River, Minnesota, twin sisters, Pamela Matson & Patricia Canelake, make candy the old fashioned way using recipes invente... more »
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HOW TO POWER A CITY: ASTORIA  Quick View
Dir: Melanie J La Rosa, United States, 10 min, 2018, Short Documentary
When the utility wanted to built yet another power plant in already heavily polluted Astoria, Queens, this community decided to do something about i... more »
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IRON TRIANGLE  Quick View
Dir: Nate Dorr & Maya Edelman, United States, 16 min, 2018, Short Documentary
A vibrant industrial neighborhood thriving despite city neglect. Immigrant workers, documented and undocumented. A city plan for massive redevelopme... more »
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LOUIE (KR.ONE) GASPARRO 5POINTZ  Quick View
Dir: Eirini Alligiannis , Australia, 5 min, 2018, Short Documentary
A short documentary featuring Louie (KR.ONE) Gasparro and when his love for graffiti was rekindled at the legendary 5Pointz graffiti mecca in Long I... more »
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MY PAINTBRUSH BITES  Quick View
Dir: Joel Pincosy, Joe Egender, United States, 16 min, 2017, Short Documentary
A man battling reclusion and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways. ... more »
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NOBODY DIES HERE  Quick View
Dir: Simon Panay, France, 23 min, 2016, Short Documentary
Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, ot... more »
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ROOFTOP REFUGE  Quick View
Dir: Andrew Leibman, United States, 5 min, 2017, Short Documentary
A short documentary about Brooklyn local, Dave Malone, and how his passion for flying pigeons shaped his life. ... more »
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THE DIVER (El Buzo)  Quick View
Dir: Esteban Arrangoiz, Mexico, 16 min, 2016, Short Documentary
Julio César Cu Cámara is the chief diver in the Mexico City sewerage system, he job is to repair pumps and dislodge garbage that flows into the gutt... more »
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THE HIVE  Quick View
Dir: Sheila Avellaneda, Spain, 3 min, 2018, Short Documentary
There are 20,000 species of bees in the world and survive in hives. But surviving is not always enough. ... more »
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THE LAST OF HIS KIND (DER LETZTE SEINER ART )  Quick View
Dir: Jánik von Wilmsdorff, Germany, 11 min, 2018, Short Documentary
This is the story of Paul, a broken man. A man who has lost everything. A man whose home is now like a ghost town, attracting rubberneckers every da... more »
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THE SWIMMER  Quick View
Dir: Thomas Beug, Ireland, 11 min, 2017, Short Documentary
Stephen Redmond from West Cork was the first person ever to complete the world famous 'Ocean's Seven' challenge. This film looks at the beauty and t... more »
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VIDA ALEGRE  Quick View
Dir: Marta Pulk, Estonia, 6 min, 2018, Short Documentary
Vida Alegre takes us to the Peruvian Amazon where thousands of women sell their bodies for money in the midst of jungle law. Developed under the gui... more »
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YIA YIA: A PORTRAIT  Quick View
Dir: Greg Sego, United States, 20 min, 2018, Short Documentary
Between 1939 and 1945, an estimated 40.5 million Europeans were uprooted and displaced... This is the story of 1 of them. "Yia Yia: A Portrait" doc... more »
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