Short Films


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IN THE JUNGLE THERE IS LOTS TO DO

Animation  Short Films  Children & Young Adult 

Based on a popular children's book by Latin American author Mauricio Gatti, this charming animated film will delight young children with its amusing animated animals, lovely music and lyrics.

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BEST OFFER

Short Films  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This short drama, from the director of Manny & Lo, dramatizes a 12-year-old girl's journey through that awkward age, when her fascination with horses is replaced by a new interest in boys.

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THE JOUSTERS

Children & Young Adult  Short Films 

This children's film features two young boys, best friends, who regularly play games together, imagining themselves as medieval knights.

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DANCE LEXIE DANCE

Short Films  Dance  Irish Studies  Children & Young Adult 

This short drama, nominated for an Academy Award in 1998 as Best Live-Action Short, tells the story of Laura, a 12-year-old Protestant girl who wants to be a Riverdancer when she grows up.

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35-ASIDE

Short Films  Children & Young Adult  Irish Studies 

The most critically acclaimed short film ever made in Ireland, and winner of over forty international awards, this witty and visually imaginative comedy relates the childhood trials and tribulations of Philip, who is having a hard time at his new school.

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TIME MACHINE

Children & Young Adult  Short Films 

This children's video tells the story of Kevin, a precocious six-year-old who attempts to re-connect with his emotionally distant, newly widowed father through the power of imagination.

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REIGN OF THE DOG: A RE-VISIONIST HISTORY

American History  Animation  Children & Young Adult  Short Films  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This provocative animated film, featuring a voracious mongrel dog and an evocative synthesizer score by Kasandra Woodring, uses allegorical and documentary images, maps and texts to explore and deconstruct the history of the conquest of the Americas.

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FREEDOM RINGS

Short Films  American Studies  Performing Arts  Children & Young Adult 

Follows a class of six- and seven-year-olds through a six-week summer drama school at Philadelphia's Freedom Theatre, where intensive theater training provides the youngsters with valuable lessons of self-discipline and self-confidence.

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LIGHT MEMORIES OF RIO

Latin-American Studies  Photography  Short Films 

Examines the history of photography in Brazil, dating from 1839, and simultaneously traces the history of the development of Rio de Janeiro as one of the world's major cities and a political and cultural center of Brazil. The video discusses the experiences of photographers of the period, showing the evolution of photography as an art and a trade.

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IMAGES IN STRUGGLE

African Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Short Films 

Examines the role played by South African photographers in the struggle to end apartheid, featuring interviews with these professionals who talk about their work and aspirations.

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JOHN HOAGLAND: FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHER

Media Studies  Photography  Short Films 

Examines the life and work of John Hoagland (1947-84), a leading photographer for AP, UPI, the Gamma-Liaison Agency and Newsweek, and one of this generation's best war photographers.

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TIME AND LIGHT: A FILM ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHS

Photography  Short Films 

Examines the nature of photography and its powers of expression by combining photos with commentary by photographers such as Marc Camille Chaimowicz and the late Jo Spence and critics such as Halla Beloff (Camera Culture) and John Berger (Ways of Seeing).

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DALI FOR A DOLLAR, A

Short Films  Art History 

Examining issues surrounding the mass production or `democratization' of art, this documentary shows the making of a lithograph and reveals three cardinal rules for identifying an original print.

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SPRAY PAINT

American Studies  Art History  Short Films 

Profiles San Francisco painter and muralist Scott Williams who uses stencils and Krylon to appropriate images from movies, TV, magazines, advertising, and other pop culture sources.

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ALAN BEAN: ART OFF THIS EARTH

Short Films  American Studies  Art History  Physical Science  Science 

Profiles Alan Bean, the Apollo XII astronaut who in November 1969 became the fourth man to set foot on the moon, and who later turned to painting to share the vision he brought back from space.

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MAURITS ESCHER: PAINTER OF FANTASIES

Art History  Short Films 

Profiles the late, world-renowned graphic artist whose work is a curious blend of fact and fantasy, with mirror images and interlocking figures flowing from symmetrical shapes.

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STEFAN ROLOFF: FACES OF AN ARTIST AT WORK

Art History  Short Films  Directed by Women 

Profiles the work of Berlin artist Stefan Roloff, now a New York City resident, who has produced an immense variety of original, colorful and provocative art.

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PUERTO RICO: ART AND IDENTITY

American History  American Studies  Art History  Economics  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Puerto Rican Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Short Films  Sociology  Spanish Language  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Surveys the work of plastic artists in Puerto Rico during the 20th century, as well as significant forerunners in the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the artists' expression of national identity. The video combines illustrations of hundreds of art works with interviews with a dozen major contemporary artists and commentary by art critics.

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REVELACIONES/REVELATIONS:HISPANIC ART OF EVANESCENCE

Spanish Language  Short Films  Latin-American Studies  Art History  American Studies 

Documents the Fall 1993 construction at Cornell University of site-specific installations by eight acclaimed Hispanic artists, featuring interviews with the artists, scenes of the exhibit, as well as the controversy and protest it engendered on campus.

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THE HAPPINESS OF STILL LIFE

World History  Europe  Art History  Short Films  Directed by Women 

After the Napoleonic wars and the revolutionary fervor of the late 18th century, Europeans were eager to retreat from the tumultuous arena of history to the uneventful calm of private life.

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