The City Behind Us

Documentary Shorts

Saturday, August 15th

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11:45AM - 1:45PM

The City Behind Us

The Elmora Troopers, a Little League team from Elizabeth, NJ made it all the way to the World Series using sportsmanship, caring, and community spirit. They caught the attention and love of their city, and eventually the whole nation.

Directed by: 

Iwonka Swenson , Bob Burnett

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20m

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United States

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GA

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Making Michael Chang

Innovative New Jersey artist Ricardo Roig races against time to create a four-story mural honoring the 20th-anniversary of Hoboken tennis star Michael Chang's unexpected 1989 French Open victory.

Directed by: 

Terry Stavoe

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15m

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United States

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NJ

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Key Cast:  

Ricardo Roig

L’Eau Est La Vie (Water Is Life): From Standing Rock To The Swamp

On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

Directed by: 

Sam Vinal

Social Justice, Indigenous Rights, Environmental Justice, Grass Roots Organizing, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Gender Justice

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25m

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United States

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LA

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Key Cast:  

Cherri Foytlin, Anne White Hat, Patch, Eve Butler, Sharon Lavigne, Pastor Harry Joseph

The Hustle Is Real

A real story about creating your own lane to make money doing what you love and the hustle and grind that goes along with it.

Directed by: 

Thomas B Draudt

Genre:  

12m

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United States

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MA

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Key Cast:  

Jamison Harvey

Russ Johnson: The Fork King

NYC-based artist, Russ Johnson, brings forks to life in his graffiti. He uses forks to be critical of our consumer-society, to promote tolerance, to comment on other social issues and to simply be amusing.

Directed by: 

Eugene Lehnert, Elizabeth Niles

documentary

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5m

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United States

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NY

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Russ Johnson

Not Today

Wendy Martinez went for a run and never came home, while Kelly Herron fought off her attacker who had attempted to rape and murder her.

Directed by: 

Josh Wolff

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30m

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United States

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NY

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Key Cast:  

Kelly Herron, Wendy Martinez

The Last Crop

An intimate look at the recession of a local, family farm in rural Pennsylvania and the rich history behind their disappearing livelihood.

Directed by: 

Katie Supplee

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14m

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United States

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PA

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Key Cast:  

Christopher Supplee, Jack Supplee, Susan Supplee Yeoman

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