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Online Screening
Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021 12:00 AM - Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 11:59 PM
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FF Admission General Admission - $12.00

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Short-form documentaries have been booming in recent years thanks to major players such as Netflix, TIME Studios, Field of Vision, POV, MTV, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. DOC NYC’s Short List for Shorts, organized by Shorts Programmer Samah Ali, highlights 12 doc shorts that impress us as the year’s leading awards contenders.

To hear more insights from this year’s Short List filmmakers, attend the online Short List: Shorts conversations via DOC NYC’s Facebook Live on Mon. Nov. 22. This event is free to the public.

Bree Wayy: Promise Witness Remembrance | Director: Dawn Porter   
Dawn Porter’s uplifting short takes us behind the scenes of Amy Sherald’s Breonna Taylor portrait, bringing grace and dignity to the tragic loss of her life.  (USA, 31 MIN)

A Broken House | Director: Jimmy Goldblum. 
Artist Mohamad Hafez rebuilds monuments, neighbourhoods, and cities of his beloved Syria, working through his longing for home.  (USA, 20 MIN)

Eagles (Águilas) | Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre
A raw portrait of the team of people called Aguilas del Desierto, who search for missing migrants along the southern border of Arizona.   (USA, 14 MIN)

A Ship from Guantánamo | Director: Dara Kell, Veena Rao
Unjustly stuck behind bars for more than 20 years, Moath al Alwi builds elaborately detailed ships out of scrap materials from Guantanamo Bay.    (USA, 6 MIN)

They Won't Call It Murder | Director: Melissa Gira Grant, Ingrid Raphaël
Eerily documenting various police killings in Columbus, Ohio, this documentary captures some of the countless stories of police brutality that will not be classified as murders.   (USA, 20 MIN)

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with several members of the filmmaking teams.

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Film Genres:Immigration
Human Rights
Women & Girls
Women Directors
Middle East
War & Conflict
Latinx/Latin American