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Documentary Shorts

Circle of Iris
The film is a snapshot of Susan, a feisty 65-year-old woman, who has left the very fast lane of LA and has found peace growing thousands of iris in Oregon; we also see the special bond she has developed with the even feistier 95-year-old octogenarian, Bertha, who introduced her to the power of flowers.

A Fresh Perspective
Craft beer is an annual multi-billion dollar boom for the United States economy. Yet, the overwhelming majority of this industry remains white-male-dominated, with women and minorities occupying a small fraction of its workforce and brewing culture. A FRESH PERSPECTIVE tells the story of three African-Americans in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who create the nation’s first-ever black beer festival, a historic event aiming to diversify the industry while promoting a new narrative in craft beer.

A Measure of Time
Inspired by the repetitious patterns found in nature and the woven lines of textiles, glass artist Clare Belfrage is particularly drawn to the layered rhythms that mark growth, change and the passing of time. Her observations of life around her underpins all her work.

After Parkland
“After Parkland” is a documentary short that tells the story of resilience and courage through the lens of the parents that lost their children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.

every.single.one (karuna)
One of the nine emotions (navarasas) described in the ancient Indian text on drama, the Natyashastra, karuna is the rasa of anguish and despair. This experimental short film depicts the first 72 hours after a breast cancer diagnosis through a tense montage of sound juxtaposed with close-ups of gestural expression and contrasting images of the natural world.

Farewell Happy Fields
Featuring original poetry from award-winning author Fiona Wright, FAREWELL HAPPY FIELDS is a sombre, agonisingly-intimate portrait of an artist seeking treatment for their illness through their work.

Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge
Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides.

Kenny
Kenny was one of the first players in the NFL to begin kneeling in protest of racism, inequality, and social injustice back in September of 2016. He continues that protest today.  This film explores the “why” behind his actions, his league-leading commitment to bettering the world around us through activism, and the extensive work he does in communities in need all around the country.

Warbonnet: An Odyssey of Honor
When John Harrington, the eldest son of a descendant of the last Chief of an Oregon tribe learns the whereabouts of warbonnets stolen after his father’s death and taken to another reservation in Canada, he undertakes an 8,200+ mile odyssey, along with two of his brothers, to recover the stolen warbonnets.

LEONARDO’S WINE
Leonardo da Vinci: everyone knows the artistic and scientific genius but few know the intimate spirit of Leonardo and his deepest passions. Among these on all IL VINO.

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