Short Films


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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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MOTIVATIONS

Spanish Language  Short Films  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

A portrait of painter Manuel Mendive who discusses the African themes in his art.

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I'LL GO TO SANTIAGO

Spanish Language  Short Films  Latino Studies  Directed by Women 

A gentle, loving portrait of Santiago de Cuba and its people.

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CASTLES IN THE AIR

Short Films  Directed by Women 

This dramatic short, based on interviews, is a case study of the high divorce rate among young married couples.

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LIFE STORY OF AN AFRICAN INYANGA

African Studies  Anthropology  Biology  Education  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Short Films 

A docu-drama portraying the selection and lifelong education of an Inyanga, an African healer who dispenses traditional herbal remedies. The film examines the preparation and use of traditional medicines, the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and the metaphysics and cosmology of African beliefs regarding the powers of the Inyanga.

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SULLIVAN'S LAST CALL

Human Sexuality  Short Films  Directed by Women 

This short film offers an intimate peek into the sexual and psychological underpinnings of a modern relationship. Late one evening two former lovers reunite, but when the man declares he is celibate, sparks fly and the woman sets out to prove him wrong. Without profanity or nudity, this sexy film noir explores the emotional complexities of getting too close for comfort.

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COUNTERCLOCKWISE

Short Films  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama describes the twenty-year friendship of four lively but vastly different women who gather for a three-day reunion after having drifted apart over the years.

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ROAD OF NO RETURN: THE BANISHMENT OF MARIA DE LAS MERCEDES BARBUDO

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Short Films  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama portrays the efforts of a young woman photographer to uncover the fragmentary and little-known history of an early nineteenth-century Puerto Rican feminist and political activist who was deported for her nationalist beliefs by the Spanish colonial government of the era.

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YES, I AM NOT IKTOMI

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Short Films 

This video, featuring an all Native American cast and filmed in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, dramatizes the Trickster storytelling tradition, delving into the humor and visual language of this central Native American cultural icon.

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PARTS

Short Films 

A hungry diner visits a new restaurant with an unusual bill of fare. After being served his order, however, his selection is criticized by the waiter, the bus boy and even another customer, so our befuddled customer opts for another dish he hopes will be less controversial.

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LA SEŅORITA LEE

Asian-American Studies  Short Films  Directed by Women  Immigration 

In this prize-winning dramatic short, Jeanie Lee, a young Korean-American woman, pregnant by her recently departed Mexican boyfriend and about to be married to a dull, parentally-approved Korean doctor, is torn between conflicting cultural values.

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HARD DRUGS

Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Short Films  Sociology 

Interviews drug addicts, who explain why they started taking drugs, and people who are working to help them.

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DAD'S LAST FLIGHT

Short Films  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry 

In this short drama, Eli, a young father, in the midst of a family crisis with his wife and young son, begins to lose his grip on sanity just in time to greet the mysterious visit of Sam, his vagabond father. Sam's delusions push Eli to reclaim the love of his family and the imaginations of his childhood.

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IN THE HOUSE

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Short Films  Directed by Women 

This short video features three autobiographical stories written and performed by teenagers in a children's psychiatric hospital.

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WHAT CAN A GUY DO?

Human Sexuality  Short Films 

Focusing on the issue of male contraception, this film features high school students from various ethnic backgrounds portraying couples and individuals in difficult circumstances involving birth control.

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PORTRAITS OF POSSIBILITY

Disabilities  Psychology & Psychiatry  Short Films  Sociology 

This inspiring documentary examines the participation of the blind and visually impaired in competitive athletic events, including track and field, swimming, judo, basketball, and goal ball.

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