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2020 EDITION FILM LINEUP

short documentary films by title (13)

CARRYING TOMORROW  Quick View
Dir: Sarah Davis, Caleb Lucky, United States, 22 min, 2019, Short Documentary
For women and girls in the Amhara region of Ethiopia, becoming pregnant can be a death sentence. It is the leading cause of death for women of repro... more »
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DANCE, DANCE, EVOLUTION  Quick View
Dir: Jules Rosskam, United States, 17 min, 2019, Short Documentary
Dance, Dance, Evolution is a short documentary film exploring transgender people's relationship to dance. Specifically, the film looks at how shifti... more »
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GIFTS OF LIFE: PROFILES IN COURAGE FROM THE TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY  Quick View
Dir: Michael David Drucker, United States, 12 min, 2019, Short Documentary
Meet Shelby, Jack and Jennifer ... three young organ transplant recipients who each received the gift of life. Learn about their courageous struggl... more »
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GRANDPA FIRE  Quick View
Dir: Alfonso O Donnell Gonzalez de Castejon, Spain, 20 min, 2019, Short Documentary
A girl born in the West but with Peruvian roots, teaches us through the memory and teachings of her Peruvian grandfather the importance of the oral... more »
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I NEVER PICKED COTTON  Quick View
Dir: Adams, Bacani, Edmeier, Filomeno, Gottlieb, Q Le, Morgan, Perez, Ragasa, Stocks, Stover, Tian, United States, 4 min, 2019, Short Documentary
Yolanda Morgan recalls her experiences with racism and the impact it has had on her. Produced in USC's CTAN 470 Documentary Animation Production cla... more »
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MAMA YEN  Quick View
Dir: Jiale Hu, United States, 12 min, 2019, Short Documentary
How a Vietnam War refugee has lost, found, and brought the taste of home for others in American Midwest. ... more »
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PARKINSON'S THIRD WIND  Quick View
Dir: Peter Barton, United States, 13 min, 2019, Short Documentary
Third Wind is a way of looking at ageing, urging us to realize that no matter what barriers we face -- in this case, it's Parkinson's -- that we nee... more »
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RETURN TO CALAIS  Quick View
Dir: Noah Benezra, Joseph Tuzzolino, Edith Goldenhar, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Documentary
A personal story, global story, and call to action. In 1940, Paulette was a teenage refugee fleeing the Nazi invasion of Belgium. In 2018, Edith fol... more »
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SCENES FROM A TRANSIENT HOME  Quick View
Dir: Roger Horn, South Africa, 13 min, 2019, Short Documentary
Filmed on Super 8mm, Scenes from a Transient Home presents a fractured portrait of life for Zimbabwean migrants when they travel back home to visit.... more »
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STAN  Quick View
Dir: JP Olsen, Kristen Nutile, United States, 8 min, 2019, Short Documentary
STAN is an experimental documentary based around the life of former heroin addict, Stan, who was among several thousand New York City teens in the 1... more »
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STATE OF INDEPENDENCE  Quick View
Dir: Erica Mann, United States, 6 min, 2019, Short Documentary
STATE OF INDEPENDENCE is an intimate documentary short following DJ Ghanaian-American Gabrielle Kwarteng. With the backdrop of Paris, London, and Ne... more »
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THE MISSION HOME  Quick View
Dir: Deborah Harse, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Documentary
The Mission Home is a story about the Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission on the Ganges River in Barrackpore, a suburb north of Kolkata (Calcutta), In... more »
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WHERE ARE WE NOW? THE ITALIAN AMERICAN TODAY  Quick View
Dir: Richard Vetere, United States, 24 min, 2018, Short Documentary
Have Italian Americans become so absorbed by the American Culture that they are more American than Italian American? Young, new immigrants are aske... more »
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