Shorts Package: Hide & Seek
Note: Please read the description of the documentary films in each package. What we curate can be a roller coaster ride. Shorts are like complicated poems and we want our audiences to be challenged.
In the The Third Partner, (Dir. Juan Antonio Moreno Magteoss, 11mins) An urban activist helps create solidarity networks among neighbors while facing his second forced displacement in Colonia Juarez. Student of the Game, (Dir. Ben Scholle, 10 mins) Two women in St Louis, MO. meet to talk and take pictures. Though it’s the first time they have met in person. Both of their lives have been ripped apart by bullets and they share a sense of trauma, only survivors understand. Sanctuary (Dir.’s John Haley, Julia Szromba, 16 mins) In the first city to ban abortion in Ohio, a lifelong resident grapples with the transformation of her hometown. You Can’t Shrink Love (Dir. Veena Rao, 5 mins) An artist gives life to the memories of our most beloved companions. This is Veena’s 5th short film in DocuWest. The Unclaimed (Dir’s. Jason Maxwell Cooper, Jay Armitage, 16 mins) A homeless man dying of late stage stomach cancer on the streets of LA contemplates his impending death, and considers how – and if – to reconnect with his estranged family. Karam Camera (Dir’s. Liam LoPinto, Shaimaa Al Sabti, Hana Barhum, 17 mins) Two Syrian refugee girls document each others attempts at making their first films.
In-Person: Various Shorts Filmmakers
- Director: Various
- Country: Various
- Run Time: 74 mins
- Year Produced: Varies