Shorts: Documentary

An eclectic array of short-form non-fiction films.

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Shorts: Documentary
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2019, 93 minutes, Digital, NR

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Program Notes

An eclectic array of short-form non-fiction films encompassing a variety of vérité — the difficulties of expressing male intimacy, century-old unexploded ordnance, street photography in the age of social media, obsessive audiophiles, wildfire fallout and the triumph of trauma survival.
After the Fire
Derek Knowles and Spencer Seibert, 2019, USA, 17 minutes
AFTER THE FIRE follows three residents of Sonoma Valley as they struggle to find their places in a community that has been reshaped overnight by the historic Northern California wildfires.
I Think I'll Make It
Dara Bratt, 2019, USA/Canada, 17 minutes
When Kat Hurley was five years old, her father murdered her mother. This is her struggle to be more than just another victim of a gruesome crime.
I've Never Been A Fisherman
Joe Stankus, 2018, USA, 5 minutes
An Instagram street photographer recounts the creation of a particularly interesting photograph.
Once & Again
Isabel Dunn, 2018, USA, 25 minutes
"How can I get closer to the past, which moves farther and farther away?" So begins "Once & Again," a film about early recorded sound and the hunger for connection across time that marks each of us.
Something to Cry About
Jules Rosskam, 2018, USA, 12:20 minutes
Something to Cry About is a touching and humorous short documentary that explores the difficulty of expressing intimacy between men, the complexities of desire, and the gift of a good cry.
Zone Rouge
Dominique van Olm, 2018, Canada, France, 16:00 minutes, World Premiere at MdFF 2019
Seasoned Minesweeper Guy Momper and his team of French De-miners extract unexploded munitions from the First and Second World War, their mission is estimated to take 300 years to complete.

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