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Pieces of Us

Pieces of Us

Pieces of Us Director: Cheryl Allison Runtime: 92 minutes Pieces of Us is an intimate look at the personal journeys of LGBTQ+ hate crime survivors who, by choosing to take their recovery public, inspire the survivor in all of us. The film juxtaposes the inspirational stories of recovery each of the film’s subjects (including transgender […]

Pieces of Us

Pieces of Us

Pieces of Us Director: Cheryl AllisonRuntime: 92 minutes Pieces of Us is an intimate look at the personal journeys of LGBTQ+ hate crime survivors who, by choosing to take their recovery public, inspire the survivor in all of us. The film juxtaposes the inspirational stories of recovery each of the film’s subjects (including transgender activist […]

They Survived Together

They Survived Together

They Survived Together Director: John Rokosny Runtime: 80 minutes  “They Survived Together” is the story of the incredible escape and survival of the Neiger family from certain death by Nazis in the Krakow Ghetto – with four small children! (One of the only families to escape and survive together as an intact family). watch trailer […]

Women & Politics

Women & Politics

Can You Hear Us Now? Director: Jim Cricchi Runtime: 87 minutes Small-town activism. Nail-biting elections. A last-minute power grab. In Wisconsin, where extreme partisanship has become the norm, voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers. Through the stories of four tireless women fighting to have their voices heard, CAN YOU HEAR US […]

Women on Both Sides of the Camera

Women on Both Sides of the Camera

Women on Both Sides of the Camera Director: Mahshad Afshar Runtime: 95 minutes Benefiting from a wide range of rare archive materials, this feature-length documentary focuses on one century of the representation of women in Iranian cinema. Looking at the formation of the Iranian film industry and its relationship with socio-political events, the film narrates […]

Documenting Art

Documenting Art

Voice of Selma Director: Roya Iravani Runtime: 30 minutes The Voice of Selma (Moghaddam Museum) Project is a feature-length documentary film that guides us through the treasures collected over a lifetime of work by Selma Moghaddam and her husband Mohsen. Against a backdrop of government hostility toward Persian works of art that predate the Islamic […]

Tackling Politics

Tackling Politics

We Are All in this Together Director: Daniel Troia Runtime: 70 minutes During divisive times in America, a man sets off on a cross-country bicycle journey, with no food, no money, and the hope of gaining a better understanding of the human connection. website Vitriol Director: Mark Clauburg Runtime: 25 minutes A short documentary exploring […]

I’ll Be Your Mirror

I’ll Be Your Mirror Director: Johanna FaustRuntime: 91 minutes To what degree can motherhood and self-fulfilment be reconciled? Johanna Faust would like to leave her children and her husband behind in order to pursue her artistic career. But when she gets an invitation to study art at Oxford, doubts arise. Johanna vaguely remembers painful stories […]

The Vow of Hiroshima

The Vow of Hiroshima

The Vow of Hiroshima Director: Susan StricklerRuntime: 82 minutes THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate, 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi. Setsuko Thurlow devoted her entire life […]

Short Docs – Bundini, Amber’s Halfway Home

Bundini Director: Patrick Green Runtime: 21:55 minutes Drew “Bundini” Brown was the source of Muhammad Ali’s spirit who stood by the champ during his triumphs, trials and tribulations both inside and outside the ring. “Bundini” is the first ever documentary on Ali’s beloved trainer/Svengali that explores the extraordinary life of the man whom Ali said […]

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