Baba’s Next Chapter

2019 | USA | 10 MIN | Texas PremiereSaturday, March 28 | 10AMJamie is a Chinese film student studying abroad, and her father (Baba) is a philosophy professor living in China alone. Once a rebellious youth, he had to abandon his artistic pursuits due to social and family pressures. The only creative passion Baba retained…

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Portraits of My Mother

2019 | Mexico | 11 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors Through her narration, Tavo Ruiz’ mother confesses to him what she remembers from the moment she was raped as a child. By painfully recalling this traumatic event, she reflects on the sexual abuse of children and the…

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Mydolls: A World of Her Own

2019 | USA | 11 MIN | World Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors Mydolls: A World of Her Own highlights Houston’s legendary female-fronted punk rock band, Mydolls. The short documentary explores their activism and their inspiration behind their music. The documentary follows the band over the course of a year…

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This Is The Way We Rise

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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Days of My Life

2019 | USA | 7 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors Growing up, Bonnie Roseman was a Philadelphia girl with a dream to travel and a passion for fashion. Her career as a fashion designer and stylist over 30 years has been a wild ride. From being featured…

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Worthy Of More

2020 | USA | 19 MIN | World Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PMShorts Program: Opening Doors Seen. Known. Loved. These are the desires of every human, regardless of class, race or background. The Net, a non-profit organization based in Fort Worth, Texas, is working with survivors of sex trafficking to help them rebuild and…

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Baba’s Next Chapter

2019 | USA | 10 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 10AM Jamie is a Chinese film student studying abroad, and her father (Baba) is a philosophy professor living in China alone. Once a rebellious youth, he had to abandon his artistic pursuits due to social and family pressures. The only creative passion…

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Days of My Life

2019 | USA | 7 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors Growing up, Bonnie Roseman was a Philadelphia girl with a dream to travel and a passion for fashion. Her career as a fashion designer and stylist over 30 years has been a wild ride. From being featured…

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Mydolls: A World of Her Own

2019 | USA | 11 MIN | World Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors Mydolls: A World of Her Own highlights Houston’s legendary female-fronted punk rock band, Mydolls. The short documentary explores their activism and their inspiration behind their music. The documentary follows the band over the course of a year…

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Portraits of My Mother

2019 | Mexico | 11 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors Through her narration, Tavo Ruiz’ mother confesses to him what she remembers from the moment she was raped as a child. By painfully recalling this traumatic event, she reflects on the sexual abuse of children and the…

More Details

This Is The Way We Rise

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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Worthy Of More

2020 | USA | 19 MIN | World Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PMShorts Program: Opening Doors Seen. Known. Loved. These are the desires of every human, regardless of class, race or background. The Net, a non-profit organization based in Fort Worth, Texas, is working with survivors of sex trafficking to help them rebuild and…

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