DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM
Sierra Pettengill | 18 MIN
Through meticulously assembled archival imagery, this short reveals the roots of the modern National Rifle Association, U.S. Border Patrol, and the gun lobby’s unyielding influence on national politics.
Adam Baran | 9 MIN
The voices of five gay men who cruised for sex at the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s haunt the sanitized, commerce-driven landscape that is the newly rebuilt Freedom Tower campus.
Amar Chebib | 16 MIN
Following a traumatic childhood and decades of addiction, Indigenous skateboard legend Joe Buffalo must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro.
LAND OF THE FREE: IN THE SHADOWS
James Ganiere | 15 MIN
It started with an email and became a mission. 17 years later, Hollywood elite, British royalty, and an ever-growing movement have joined forces to save the voiceless.
Luisa Conlon | 14 MIN
At their annual “Senior Prom,” a community of trailblazing LGBTQ+ retirees celebrate life, love, and legacies of resistance.
DON’T GO TELLIN’ YOUR MOMMA
Topaz Jones, rubberband. | 34 MIN
Topaz Jones debuts his 2nd album, Don’t Go Telling Your Momma as a reimagining of the 70s Black ABCs; a view into his and America’s Black Identity through 26 individual scenes, each representing a letter and a corresponding update to their meanings.
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