2020 | USA | 24 MIN | World Premiere Friday, March 27 | 3:30PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible Cuban performing arts often play an important role in engaging citizens with a sense of history and place, and in addressing environmental and cultural challenges. In far Western Cuba, in the city of Pinar del Rio,…

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2020 | USA | 5 MIN | World Premiere Friday, March 27 | 6:30PM Saturday, March 28 | 5:15PM B.U.T.T.S. (Better Understanding Through Trash Service) is an ever growing group of Dentonites who traverse the downtown Denton scene every Monday night to pick up cigarette butts. In this documentary short the audience is introduced to…

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2019 | USA | 12 MIN | World Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PMShorts Program: Opening Doors This Is The Way We Rise is a nonfiction film on exploration into the creative process, following Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio as her calling to protect sacred indigenous lands against development atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii reinvigorates her work…

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2019 | Canada, Tibet | 4 MIN | United States Premiere Friday, March 27 | 9PMShorts Program: All Around Us An impressionistic haiku-like film, illustrating a man’s first visit to his father’s occupied homeland Tibet, the second most repressed country on earth. Assembled using 16mm hand-processed film of personal road trip footage and mainstream archives,…

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2019 | Spain | 10 MIN | North Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors When preparations were being made for the historic Apollo 11 moon mission, three space stations around the globe were needed to keep track of the spaceflight. One was in California, one in Australia and the third…

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2019 | Spain, Syria | 29 MIN | North America Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 1PM Sunday, March 29 | 12:30PM How does Damascus sound? In this 29-minute intimate portrait of the Syrian capital, full of nuances and hidden spots, we enter into the streets and the culture of Damascus with the writer and war…

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2019 | USA | 12 MIN | North Texas Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 8:45PM Shorts Program: Circle of Time Through the palette of the Los Tejanos Art Exhibit, The Cheech explores Cheech Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement, and his journey to develop the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and…

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2019 | USA | 9 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 8:15PMShorts Program: Express Yourself Stan is an experimental documentary based around the life of former heroin addict, Stan, who was among several thousand New York City teens in the 1940s who made up the world’s first teenage opioid epidemic. Using contemporarily shot…

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2019 | Malaysia, Indonesia | 4 MIN | Texas Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 8:45PMShorts Program: Circle of Time Rewild shows a new forest restoration site on the borders of the Leuser Ecosystem and reveals a Rewind symbol carved into a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. The narrative runs in reverse, rewinding the clock…

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2019 | USA | 20 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 7:45PM In this eloquently crafted film, women in a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan courageously work to clear land mines in the wake of a brutal war. Directors – Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse SoursourianExecutive Producers – Fuliane Petikyan, Nazeli Kodjoian, Sebu SimonianLanguage:…

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