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Life & Liberty Docs
August 25, 2019 @ 10:10 am - 11:52 am
These documentary shorts explore human rights issues. The Conqueror Directed by Timothy Blackwood 12 minutes • USA Documentary short Maintenance worker by day, pro-boxer by night, Jerome Conquest shares a story of redemption, not only for himself, but for his struggling community. Katie and the Black Robin Hood Directed by Alessandra Giordano and John Richie 21 minutes • USA Documentary short Katie Carter is a Public Defender in New Orleans who makes sentencing films on behalf of her clients, demonstrating the power of empathy to reform our justice system. HER ROOM BY THE KITCHEN Directed by Romina Romero-Hermoso 12 minutes • USA Documentary short Rous, a 25-year-old Mexican woman, questions the true value of the opportunities promised by being an au pair in the USA. Cincuenta (Fifty) Directed by Alberto Chumaceiro 4 minutes • Venezuela Documentary short The story of Miguel Castillo Bracho, killed by a military officer, and the 50th victim of anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela. Enforcement Hours Directed by Paloma Martinez 13 minutes • USA Documentary short In a climate of xenophobia and confusion, a San Francisco hotline aims to provide limited assistance to a targeted population. Dying Out Loud Directed by Jake J. Smith 20 minutes • United Kingdom Documentary short Female lifers in a US maximum-security prison form a band, the Lady Lifers, to sing about their lives of bad decisions. Medina’s Song Directed by Bob Miller 12 minutes • USA – AL Documentary short Despite the persistent threat of bombings, a young Sudanese educator uses her classroom to spark resilience and pride amongst her people. Confirmation Bias Directed by Theodore Collatos 7 minutes • USA Documentary short The controversial nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, complimented by the sounds of abuse found in the 1978 film “I Spit on Your Grave.” Viewer discretion is advised.