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Independent Media in a Time of War
In this important, powerful, and timely lecture, Amy Goodman -- independent journalist and host of the popular radio show Democracy Now! -- speaks about the corporate media's coverage of the 2003 Iraq War. She discusses the way that the U.S. media downplayed civilian causalities and glorified military combat, and she…
Emergency Calls - A Terrifying Experimental Short Film
Based on authentic emergency calls and radio traffic, this experimental short film reminds us that being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life around us. In the face of overwhelming darkness, all we can do is rely on each other. Official Selection: Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival,…
Dear Mr. Watterson - The Era of Calvin & Hobbes
Calvin & Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year's Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void left by the…
400 Miles to Freedom
"That night I just remember running. No time to catch your breath, just running, because you want to be gone from the village before the sun comes up." -Avishai Mekonen, 400 MILES TO FREEDOM In 1984, the Beta Israel, a secluded 2,500-year-old community of observant Jews in the northern Ethiopian…
Bacon & God's Wrath - A Jewish Woman Tastes Bacon for the First Time
A 90 year old Jewish woman reflects on her life's experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction - Sundance Film Festival 2016 Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Ammo For The Info Warrior
"Information is the ultimate weapon," this program proclaims. Based in New York City, Guerrilla News Network (GNN) is an independent news organization with a mission to expose young people to important global news and information free from corporate filters, through programming on the Web and on TV. GNN's news videos…
I Was a Winner - Jag var en vinnare
Three very different stories on the subject of computer game addiction are told through a mix of documentary interviews and animation in this acclaimed Swedish short film. The interviewees paint a picture of an existence characterized by isolation and flight response, but also by revenge and romanticism. An ingeniously designed…
The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul - Girls Audition to Play Olympic Figure Skater
In this award-winning European short film, young girls across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of Olympic champion figure skater Oksana Baiul whose joyous tears once united their troubled country. Winner of the Short Film Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival Nominated for a Crystal Bear…
Post Truth Times: We The Media - Navigating Information in a Post-Truth Media Landscape
What is the Internet doing to information and journalism? The influence of fake news and false information on American and British election results seems undeniable, especially with politicians like Donald Trump offering an alternative to traditional media, and mainstream politicians actively branding journalists, experts, and the media as 'liars'. The…
Mystery of Eva Paron - The Story Behind Argentina's Most Famous First Lady
The True Story of Evita, as told by her Father Confessor, Her Friends, and ... Her Enemies. Actress, seductress, political powerhouse and cultural icon of Argentina and the world, the life and legend of Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, or Evita, as she came to be known, endures to this…
What Matters? - Exploring Important Questions While Living in Poverty
What Matters? (formerly called Give a Damn?) is an award-winning feature length documentary that reveals a powerful perspective on what really matters in life. It is an inspiring story about three young men (an Atheist and two Christians) who journey across three continents immersing themselves in poverty. Their intent is…
Murder in Mesopotamia
A young mother, much loved in her hometown of Mesopotamia, St. Vincent, is brutally shot to death in this poor Caribbean village the day before she is to give court testimony against a man accused of raping her. Circumstances point to the accused rapist as the killer, but he is…