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This innovative collection plays in the gray, showcasing works on the cusp of multiple genres. Beyond mere documentary, these works astutely blend aspects of narrative, animation, comedy, or the avant-garde into markedly nontraditional frameworks.
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AN EXCAVATION OF US
Shirley Bruno, 2017, Haiti/France/Greece, 11 MIN, North American Premiere
The shadows of Napoleon's army fall upon a boat traveling through the mysterious cave named after her legend Marie Jeanne, a female soldier who fought in the Haitian Revolution. It is this battle inside her cave that will become the most successful slave revolution in history.
HALF A CHICKEN
Sarah Ginsburg and Will Lennon, 2018, USA, 8 MIN, World Premiere
Bryan struggles to keep to his chicken alive.
MIEDO DE MONOS (FEAR OF MONKEYS)
Michael Arcos, 2018, USA, 6 MIN
My father told me a story about why he is afraid of monkeys. His fear dates back to 1958 in Ecuador. This is what happened........
MY DEAD DAD'S PORNO TAPES
Charlie Tyrell, 2017, Canada, 14 MIN
Filmmaker Charlie Tyrell seeks to better understand his emotionally distant late-father through the personal belongings he left behind... including a stack of VHS dirty movies. Narrated by David Wain.
Deborah Stratman, 2018, USA, 15 MIN
Draw down the sun. Sift up the gold. The urge to relieve a winter valley of permanent shadow and find fortune in alluvial gravel are part of a long history of desire and extraction in the far Canadian north.
Sebastián Pinzón Silva, 2017, Colombia, 25 MIN
Guided by motifs of life and death, PALENQUE is an ode to a small town that has greatly contributed to the collective memory of Colombia: San Basilio de Palenque, the first town in the Americas to have broken free from European domination.
Sophy Romvari, 2017, Canada, 10 MIN
On Halloween, the director and her friend Skype each other with creepy stories of a particular bent.