Section: Documentary Panorama Shorts

Documentary Panorama Shorts

PLAYS WITH: BAREFOOT EMPRESS | Director: Vikas Khanna EAGLES | Directors: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre F1-100 | Director: Emory Chao Johnson IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINES | Director: Anne Koizumi KALINGA (CARE) | Director: Kent Donguines PANT HOOT | Director: Richard Reens RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD | Director: Valerie Soe UNEMPLOYMENT HOTLINE …

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UNEMPLOYMENT HOTLINE

Unemployment Hotline Is a deeply personal look into people’s experience with unemployment and isolation during this global pandemic. With busy phone lines and rising unemployment numbers, millions of Americans were unheard in this crisis. In an effort to change that, this film set up an unemployment hotline where people could call in and leave their …

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WE CAME BACK FOR YOU

We Came Back for You is a film poem based on a poem by the same name by Satsuki Ina, a psychotherapist and activist who is one of the featured “heroes” in the exhibition, Transcendients: Heroes at Borders. The film features Ina reciting her poem over a montage of photographs of her during and after …

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YELLO

In this colorful and moving animated documentary, a woman takes us through her emotional process after a racist encounter at the airport, offering an honest look at fear and connection in an era marked by uncertainty.

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PANT HOOT

At the start of the film we meet Stany Nyandwi as he goes about his daily activities as Primate Manager at Chimp Eden. As the only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, Chimp Eden was created to provide a permanent and safe home for chimpanzees that are rescued from shockingly cruel and abusive conditions. From 17-year-old …

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RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD

RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD looks at the Auntie Sewing Squad, a group of mostly women of color volunteers who came together following the U.S. government’s botched response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Aunties sew masks for farmworkers, unhoused people, refugee and immigrant groups, First Nations tribes, recently incarcerated people, Black Lives Matter demonstrators, …

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KALINGA (CARE)

At the age of six, director Kent Donguines’ mother left him and his family to become a nanny. Years later, his film Kalinga (Care) shares the stories of several Filipina caregivers and nannies in Vancouver, bearing witness to their sacrifices as they struggle to reunite with their children and families.

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINES

In the Shadow of the Pines is an animated short documentary about a difficult father-daughter relationship. Drawing on childhood memories, Anne Koizumi, the filmmaker, explores her upbringing with her Japanese immigrant dad, who was also the janitor at the elementary school she attended. The film explores the idea of shame and how it can shape …

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EAGLES

Along the southern desert border in Arizona, it is estimated that only one out of every five missing migrants are ever found. Ɓguilas is the story of one group of searchers, the Aguilas del Desierto. Once a month these volunteers-construction workers, gardeners, domestic laborers by trade-set out to recover the missing, reported to them by …

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F1-100

Video, illustration, and animation are combined in this intimate portrait of an international art student studying abroad in the United States. Drawing on artist profile and gender journey films, F1-100 is a transnational meditation through time and space of a young artist carrying a heavy burden.

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