Total running time: 91 minutes
with director Sam Hampton (12 Ingredients Over The Generations), director Catherine Murphy, editor Emmitt Williams (They Say I'm Your Teacher), and director Mohhamed Saffouri (The First)
with director Dewey Ortiz Jr (The Runaways), director Mark Hoelscher (The Light In Provence), and director Julia Hoppock (Alex's Biggest Race)
USA, 2019, 9 minutes, documentary
In the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Bernice Robinson, a beautician from South Carolina, becomes the first teacher in the Citizen Education Schools, teaching African American adults to read to pass the voter registration requirements in the South. For both students and teacher, the classroom becomes a path to understanding that engagement in the issues that affect their lives is a key step toward changing the system. Created from the 16mm archives of the groundbreaking 1985 film, "You Got To Move," this documentary short from The Literacy Project serves as a timely reminder of the powerful connection between learning and the fight for social justice.
USA, 2019, 4 minutes, animation
A Vietnam vet reflects on his past as a young man navigating the paradoxes of conflict at a pivotal time.
English closed captions available
Mark Williams Hoelscher
USA, 2019, 16 minutes, documentary
Scientists explore an unlikely connection between climate and the world-renowned artworks of the Impressionists, reframing the divisive issue of climate change as a cultural emergency.
USA, 2019, 14 minutes, documentary
A young Muslim American woman runs for a school board seat in Fairfax County, Virginia. The obstacles she faces during her campaign as a person of faith and a person of color strengthen her determination to act as a voice of empowerment for an increasingly diverse community.