A ten meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down.ShortsShorts First 4Farnsworth Art MuseumThe Documentary Camera
An autobiographical doc that tells the story of Little Potato's journey growing up gay in the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, his mother's struggles to create a better life for them both, and their eventual escape to America via her becoming a mail-order bride.ShortsShorts First 4Farnsworth Art MuseumThe Documentary Camera
For decades, the Navy base known as Sugar Grove Station provided jobs and a sense of stability for the residents of Sugar Grove, West Virginia. Now, it’s being auctioned off to the highest bidder. As their mainstay fades away, members of the community consider the "Upper Base” of the former Navy post, where an NSA listening post remains operational—and sealed off from the rest of the town.Field of Vision ShortsShortsFarnsworth Art MuseumThe Documentary Camera
Since taking office last June, President Rodrigo Duterte has been waging a deadly anti-drug campaign. In the past year, police and vigilantes have reportedly killed over 7,000 people suspected of participating in the drug trade. Field of Vision ShortsShortsFarnsworth Art MuseumThe Documentary Camera
For the past 20 years, ex-Army Ranger and “killology” expert Dave Grossman has been traveling across the US to train police officers on his philosophy of killing. Footage from one of Grossman’s seminars is juxtaposed with stark, brutal images of police brutality—including the shooting of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer.Field of Vision ShortsShortsFarnsworth Art MuseumThe Documentary Camera
Once a bustling industrial town, Huntington, West Virginia has become the epicenter of America’s modern opioid epidemic, with an overdose rate 10 times the national average. This flood of heroin now threatens this Appalachian city with a cycle of generational addiction, lawlessness, and poverty. But within this distressed landscape, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow) shows a different side of the fight against drugs -- one of hope. ShortsCamden Opera House - AuditoriumThe Documentary Camera
In a time of rapidly dwindling global biodiversity, the animals that are earmarked for protection efforts are often those considered by humans to be the most adorable. But what happens to those many curious species under the sun that are just plain … ugly? Should only the cute survive?ShortsShorts PlusStrand TheatreThe Documentary Camera
La Pesca portrays a day in the life of a family of fishermen in Colombia. With poetry and sensorial richness, the film captures the ge
stures of these men as they weave nets, cook, and play dominoes, all the while waiting for the fish to come so that they can recommence anew.
ShortsShorts First 1Camden Opera House - AuditoriumThe Documentary Camera
Commodity City is an observational documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China. The film explores moments of tension between commerce and individuality, between the goods for sale and the humans who sell them.
ShortsShorts First 4Farnsworth Art MuseumThe Documentary Camera
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