Documentary Shorts

Runtime: 01:34:39
Available:: Oct 23, 2021 19:00
Until:: Nov 01, 2021 04:59

Documentaries take us to places we've never been, introduce us to people we've never met and teach us things we might not have known, and that is what these seven short documentaries accomplish.

Screening in-person:
Saturday, October 23 at 2pm
MediaTech Institute
13300 Branch View Ln
Dallas. TX 75234

Screening online:
October 23 @ 3pm until
October 31 @ 11:59pm

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A Day in the Life Of an [Illegal] Gold Miner

A Day in the Life Of an [Illegal] Gold Miner

00:13:53

Borneo, Indonesia, is home to some of the most significant gold mining operations. Logistics are often messy and illegal, so some Dayak villagers find themselves hand-making equipment and destroying their homeland to compete for survival.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

00:14:22

In the semi-arid village of Malolo in Singida, Tanzania, Adija and her surrounding community rely on one water source, a single hole in the ground no larger than the size of an average puddle. From the Ground Up takes a look into Adija’s daily routine and provides a powerful understanding of the localized impact of the increasingly dire global water crisis.

In Plain Air

In Plain Air

00:15:59

Pauline Bellamy has been an artist for her whole life. From the mountains to the sea, through the snow and windstorms, we accompany her on a journey through the seasons in the picturesque South Island of New Zealand. While she creates on-the-spot plein air paintings, Pauline reflects on her personal challenges, what fascinates her about painting, and five decades of work.

Palm Oil’s Vice Grip on Natives

Palm Oil’s Vice Grip on Natives

00:19:01

Over 14 million acres of rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia, have been deforested for Elaeis guineensis. This film narrates the near eradication of tribal Dayak traditions and indigenous lifestyles due to monoculture farming. Villager's point of view offers hushed insights into labor exploitation and illegally stolen land.

Cloud of Witnesses; A Portrait of Painter Allison Moore Adams

Cloud of Witnesses; A Portrait of Painter Allison Moore Adams

00:04:41

Allison Moore Adams reflects on how painting women who've walked through hardship helped her heal.

Becoming Black Lawyers

Becoming Black Lawyers

00:19:59

When these five Black lawyers set out on their journeys to receive a professional legal education, they did not realize that they would have to struggle against additional battles even more challenging than the rigors of learning the law in a hypercompetitive environment. They discover the contradictions of studying in an institution that idealistically represents "justice" for all.

Generation Impact: The Coder

Generation Impact: The Coder

00:06:44

Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built Photo Patch, a mobile app to help kids send photos and letters to parents who are incarcerated. The app was inspired by Jay Jay’s own experience; her dad was in prison for five years and it was difficult to communicate with him as much as she wanted. This is a true story of drive, hope and ingenuity.

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