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7/8ths Of the Way

 
 (27 min)
A look at a marriage facing mortality shares universal questions of loss, love, death, and sex, all through the eyes of a curious couple on the way to accepting the end.
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A View from the Window

 
 (7 min)
An immersive glimpse of a school day through the eyes of deaf children.
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Angela Wilson, A Butcher's Story

 
 (7 min)
This is a short documentary about Angela Wilson, a female butcher and the owner of Avedano's butcher shop located in San Francisco. The film portrays her as a somewhat novel figure in her profession while juxtaposing her identity against the shifting community of San Francisco asking what it means to be a small business owner today.
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Atomic City

 
 (27 min)
Atomic City is a meditation on the town of Arco, Idaho. A place that could otherwise be considered pedestrian among the gritty settlements and sagebrush plains of the West, Arco lays claim to the fact it was the first city in the world lit with atomic power. On July 17, 1955 an experimental reactor lit the town’s lights for just over an hour in the middle of the night. This moment in time is marked each year through the town’s biggest celebration which includes a ping pong ball drop, parade down main street, and an all-class reunion. At one time Arco seemed to be on the glowing edge of a future filled with clean energy, jobs and unlimited growth. This version of the future never panned out. Arco’s nuclear heritage has been overshadowed with the collective impressions generated by the perils of Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Nearly 60 years later, Arco remains a town of just under 1000 residents, struggling to establish it’s identity and resist fading into the backdrop of t
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Cajun Demonolgists

 
 (9 min)
A group of demonologists exorcise malicious spirits from possessed individuals and haunted homes in Louisiana and Mississippi over one very long night on Friday, November 13
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The Center of a Book

 
 (4 min)
In the center of the Bay Area, the center for all things tech, lays a center of a more analogue nature. The San Francisco Center for the Book. But what is at the center of a book? The evolution, function and form of the book is chronicled from early clay tablets to the invention of the printing press to the modern smartphone that now fits in your pocket. Since 1996, The San Francisco Center for the Book has proved to be a tactile oasis in an increasingly digital city, dedicated to teaching and creating the art of the book, and instilling that book will continue to live on.
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ChrisFransic: Shoes

 
 (16 min)
Artist/shoe maker Chris Francis debuts his career in shoes with a museum exhibition/artist in residence at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. This short film explores his creativity in making shoes, using his background in art and carpentry, revealing the cross roads of his creative ambitions- artist or shoe designer?
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Community Patrol

 
 (13 min)
A Detroit minister rallies the community to shut down a drug house in an inspiring display of collective action. Observational, nonfiction cinema.
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Dear Mother

 
 (4 min)
Kayla narrates a letter to her mom, who gave her up as a baby. She reflects on her childhood, her adopted mother, and the voide she's felt losing her adopted mother and never knowing her birth mother.
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Españomics - 2017

 
 (13 min)
A Latina empowering film highlighting the struggles and hardships they had to endure when moving to the states and acclimating to a totally different culture.
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Exit

 
 (23 min)
Exit is a film about two women who left the ultra-orthodox community
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Fear Us Women

 
 (27 min)
Fear Us Women follows Hanna Bohman, a Canadian civilian who has spent the last three years in Syria as a volunteer soldier battling ISIS. As a member of the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish army, Hanna gives an inside look at the brave women fighting for liberation in the world's most dangerous country.
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Fix and Release

 
 (16 min)
Fix and Release explores the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, a small turtle trauma centre in Peterborough Ontario Canada as it fights to even the odds for survival that freshwater turtles face in a modern world. Most turtle species in Canada are endangered due to loss of habitat and collisions with cars and boats. Dr. Sue Carstairs leads a team of dedicated staff and volunteers as they develop their own groundbreaking approach to reptile medicine. This visually beautiful film shows turtles in a way that few have seen before - highlighting their amazing ability to recover from catastrophic injury and hinting that these ancient creatures may be more complex than previously thought. Turtles are vital for healthy wetlands and every saved turtle makes a difference. As Dr. Carstairs says, “We are saving the world one turtle at a time”.
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From Parts Unknown

 
 (27 min)
Jesse “Madman” Manson decided to live out his fantasy by starting an underground Professional Wrestling league in the backyards of Spokane, Washington. Ten years later, Spokane Anarchy Wrestling is gaining momentum and popularity, but Jesse’s incurring injuries from years of wrestling are proving to be a threat to the one thing that has given him an outlet to express himself.
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Getting Lucky

 
 (21 min)
Private-Eye by day, lounge singer by night – solving crimes and breaking hearts – that’s how Mr. Lucky rolls. 'Getting Lucky' is a humorous and heartfelt musical documentary about Pierre Merkl, a.k.a. 'Mr. Lucky', a man of many faces and unquestionably San Francisco’s most eccentric singing detective. A love song to S.F. and its artists, Getting Lucky is also a bittersweet warning that the great city is slowly losing its most eccentric characters, and with it, its bohemian soul
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GIVE

 
 (16 min)
After decades of building an alternative visual narrative for the black community, a senior Reverend seeks to preserve its monumental legacy before his impending retirement.
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I've Seen So Much

 
 (5 min)
Sintayehu Tesale is an Ethiopian carpenter. But not only. He is an inspiring person; one of those who leave a mark on you when you meet him. He is persevering, he is positive, he boosts your strength, he encourages you to stand up. He is, in summary, a motivational person. Maybe, part of this strength comes from his own struggles, from his own experience, from the fact that he is one of the few carpenters in the world who does not use his hands, but his feet, due to an undiagnosed disability. This is the story of Sintayehu, the story of his life.
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Just One Thing

 
 (5 min)
Artist Jocelyn Meggait describes her social practice art project.
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