DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1
Wednesday April 24, 2019 4pm
GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM
Preceded by the Music Video:
THE SEA REMAINS
Director: Natalia Bougadellis
A bittersweet reflection on family, immigration, and love, shot by my great grandmother.
Last year, while visiting my family in Athens, I discovered a box full of film in my grandmother's humid basement. I was curious to see what was on it and decided to digitize it. What I found were endless rolls of my grandma's life: when she first moved to Greece, her marriage, and her children. I saw my mother, careless as ever, and my entire family immortalized on film. After watching the hours and hours of footage, I realized that my grandma's story is not that different than my own.
NEITHER HERE NOR THERE
Director: Jude Kawwa
Cast: Harley Stein
Neither Here Nor There is a six-minitue documentary discussing gender identity and tackling the question “how do you know if you’re a boy or a girl?” This documentary follows the main character, Harley Stine's personal journey. Harley, born in of three girls, is wanting to transition from female to male. He never associated with his gender and body, but still not ready for any physical change while identifying as a male. Through showcasing Harley's journey to self identification and his story of struggle, loss, support and happiness, this documentary aims to close the gap in our understanding of the transgender community and advocate or tolerance and acceptance by unifying our human experiences.
Director: Laura Asherman
Power Lines is a short documentary about the expansion of Plant Vogtle, a nuclear power plant located in Waynesboro, Georgia. With a timeline already five years behind schedule and a current price tag of more than $13 billion over original estimates, the addition of two nuclear reactors has proven to be a black hole for both citizens of Waynesborough and the state as a whole.
Director: Patrick W. Shaver
In June 2018, a filmmaker set out on a journey with Saving a Hero's Place, a non-profit out of Texas that builds and delivers unique memorials to fallen law enforcement officers. Honor Chair follows this group of friends from mission to memory as they honor fallen American heroes in a unique way.
WONDERWALL (MUSIC VIDEO)
Director: Alexander Denysenko
Cast: Oksana Slyzhuk, Vasily Pimenov
Wonderwall is a short film/narrative cinematic music video, which tells the story of unconditional love that helps overcome the loss of a loved one and helps one cope with grief.
A musical story follows a young man whose heart has been broken due to the lost of a loved one, and he is trying to escape reality. But his surreal experience while in the Chernobyl exclusion zone gives him a chance to discover himself.