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BASHIR'S VISION
BASHIR'S VISION

Cultural Studies  African Studies  Disabilities  Loud Roar Productions  2017  Short Films 

Bashir Ramathan worked as a laborer until losing his sight. Destitute and depressed, boxing saved Bashir, now an advocate for the rights of disabled people around Uganda. This uplifting short documentary will remind audiences that if there’s something you want to achieve in life, nothing should stop you.

RESOLUTE
RESOLUTE

2017  Cultural Studies  Environmental Studies  Family Relations  Indigenous Studies  Loud Roar Productions  Political Science  World History  Short Films 

Zipporah was a girl when her family was among the eighty Inuit to be sent to the high arctic by the Canadian government. Through haunting interviews, archival footage and experimental animation, Resolute tells a story familiar to thousands of indigenous families in Canada and beyond.

KIDS OF THE ROCKET SIREN
KIDS OF THE ROCKET SIREN

2017  Children & Young Adult  Jewish Studies  Loud Roar Productions  Middle Eastern Studies  Peace & Conflict  Short Films 

Reality for the kids who live in Sderot, an Israeli town that neighbors the Gaza strip, is a constant reminder that they are in the midst of a deadly conflict. Kids of the Rocket Siren melds verite, interviews and archival to document the kids who have grown up with rocket shelters, sirens and deadly blasts.

NEVER FAR FROM HOME
NEVER FAR FROM HOME

2017  American Studies  Anthropology  Children & Young Adult  Loud Roar Productions  Short Films 

This simple vérité film takes viewers on a journey to the backwoods of Southern Georgia. The kids are never far from home and live, like their grandfathers before them, out in the sticks with traditions routed in nature the forefront of their existences.

CONVERSATIONS WITH A DEAD PRIME MINISTER
CONVERSATIONS WITH A DEAD PRIME MINISTER

World History  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Loud Roar Productions  2017  Short Films 

An engaging cinematic portrait of one of Canada’s most eccentric prime ministers, Mackenzie King, who led a secret life conducting séances and speaking with the dead.

LA LAGUNA
LA LAGUNA

2016  Latin-American Studies  Environmental Studies  Indigenous Studies  Anthropology  Children & Young Adult  Family Relations  Short Films  Cultural Studies  Spanish Language 

An immersive, visually stunning portrait of a childhood on the margins of society by Emmy-nominated director Aaron Schock, La Laguna documents the remarkable journey undertaken by a Mayan adolescent as he tries to navigates the changing world around him in the endangered rainforests of southern Mexico.

50 FEET FROM SYRIA
50 FEET FROM SYRIA

2016  Short Films  Peace & Conflict  Disabilities  Medicine  Middle Eastern Studies  Death & Dying 

A gripping and timely snapshot that provides a glimpse into the plight of Syrian refugees, 50 Feet from Syria uncovers the humanitarian efforts of a Syrian-American orthopedic surgeon who travels to the Turkish border to volunteer to operate on victims of the civil war.

JOANNA
JOANNA

Eastern Europe  Family Relations  Health  Death & Dying  Women's Studies  2015  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Short Films  Medicine  Directed by Women 

2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject, Joanna is a tender and heartbreaking portrait of a young wife and mother facing terminal cancer who, wishing to leave something behind for her eight-year-old son, begins writing an online journal that resonates with and becomes embraced by millions of devoted readers.

PRISON TERMINAL: the last days of private jack hall
PRISON TERMINAL: the last days of private jack hall

Short Films  2014  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Death & Dying  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Aging / Gerontology  African-American Studies 

2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject, Prison Terminal is an extraordinary chronicle of death and dignity behind bars, an incredibly moving story of a terminally ill prisoner's final days and the hospice volunteers (prisoners themselves) who care for him. Issues surrounding America's aging prison population and the profound impact hospice programs can have on the lives of the incarcerated are explored in this remarkable film.

KARAMA HAS NO WALLS
KARAMA HAS NO WALLS

Middle Eastern Studies  Political Science  World History  Media Studies  Peace & Conflict  Short Films  2014  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  The Arab Spring  Directed by Women 

2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject, Karama Has No Walls is a gripping, eye-witness account of a tragic day that changed the course of the revolution in Yemen; when pro-government snipers opened fired on a peaceful gathering of protesters, sparking national outrage and ultimately leading to the end of 33 years of autocratic rule.

SKINNINGROVE
SKINNINGROVE

Photography  Anthropology  Short Films  2013  Art History 

In this brilliant, lucid short documentary - winner of the Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival - acclaimed filmmaker Michael Almereyda visits renowned photographer Chris Killip and allows him to reflect on photographs he took of an isolated fishing village nearly thirty years ago.

INOCENTE
INOCENTE

2013  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Chicano Studies  Short Films  Women's Studies  Education  Directed by Women  Immigration 

2013 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject! The moving and inspiring story of a remarkable 15-year-old girl, homeless and undocumented, but fiercely pursuing her dream of becoming an artist. An essential documentary that confronts issues of teen homelessness, immigration and the importance of arts education in this country.

THE OTHER SIDE OF BURKA
THE OTHER SIDE OF BURKA

Women's Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Short Films 

An award-winning documentary about one of the most extreme examples of face-veiling in the Middle East.

ON A WING AND A PRAYER
ON A WING AND A PRAYER

Women's Studies  Short Films  Directed by Women 

This video profiles legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, using interviews and archival footage and photos to portray Earhart’s colorful character, her mysterious disappearance, and her impact on other women flyers.

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DOING BUSINESS

Business  Short Films 

A behind-the-scenes look at the pleasures and difficulties of operating a small, self-managed business, profiling three small businesses and the people who manage them.

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THE HERO

Short Films 

Max decides to hold up the local deli. It's late, few people are around--it's an easy target. Or so he thinks, as one thing after another goes wrong for this incompetent crook.

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MICHELLE'S THIRD NOVEL

Literature  Short Films  Directed by Women 

A young novelist, suffering from a bad case of writer's block, and on the verge of blowing a fuse, discovers a shocking new means of artistic inspiration.

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DOUBLE LOWFAT LATTE LOVE

Short Films  Directed by Women 

Tamara, a tragically hip young woman, is caught up in a superficial world of hot coffee and steamy romance.

ACCABONAC HARBOR
ACCABONAC HARBOR

Environmental Studies  Short Films 

This breathtakingly beautiful short film uses camera effects, voice-over, and music to create an impressionistic view of a small harbor located in East Hampton, New York, emphasizing the important role that the beauty of nature plays in our everyday lives.

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DODGEBALL

Short Films 

This comedy short tells the story of Rose, a new employee at a ruthless company where, taking corporate team building to the extreme, success is based on how well you play in the weekly company dodgeball game.

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