DOCUMENTARY - SHORTS

Saturday April 28, 2018  3pm

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

#FAFATL

Director: Sean Osorio
 10 min

Free Art Friday is a worldwide phenomenon that has had great positive impact in the lives of those who participate in it. Atlanta, Georgia happens to have one the largest active communities in the world. Local artists regularly drop pieces of their art around the city of Atlanta for anyone and everyone to find.

13 REASONS TO FLY

Director: Maryanne Galvin
14 min

After several suicide attempts and psychiatric hospitalizations, 16 year old Belle takes exception to a streaming internet series depicting 13 reasons why a fictional teen commits suicide. Belle disrupts society’s mistaken beliefs about individuals with mental illness. She offers a distinctive lens through which we view suicide and our responses to it. The film chronicles Belle's story while interspersing stimulating vignettes, fueled by hope and resilience, from the lives of other youth struggling with mental illness and self-harm.

CATCH

Director: Karolina Mottram
14 min

Ezekiel is a fisherman who lives by the day. Asha is a young widow who works as a boat manager. Single mum Beatrice's dream is for her son Steve to go to school and escape poverty. Here on Rusinga Island, Kenya food and money are scarce. Many women are forced to have sex with the fishermen to get a share of their catch. But it's a gamble that can end badly...

THE CULINARY PROFESSOR

Director: Kylie Garcelon
16 min

Cast: Jean Franer Claude

A NYC chef and professor throws himself into the challenge of establishing a hospitality management program in northern Haiti

THE FOURTH KINGDOM

Director: Alex Lora & Adan Aliaga
14 min

The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where the American Dream becomes possible indeed.

MATTHEW'S GIFT

Director: Jon Watts
 10 min

A short documentary that follows photographer Oana Hogrefe as she dedicates her one day a year taking remembrance photos of a child nearing the end of life.

RHINO SHIELD-SOUTH AFRICA

Director: William Ward
 14 min

South African rhino populations are in ever-increasing danger from poaching. Vetpaw is a task force of post 911 veterans working to change that.

RISING VOICES (FEATURETTE)

Director: Mike Lobel & Adrian Assoufi
 53 min

The documentary is a raw insight into the lives of young people across Canada, from Whitehorse to St. John's, to Arviat, to Montreal, to Winnipeg, and in between. We are looking at the past, present and future of these communities, and having the three simultaneously, it comments on topics including mental health, indigenous rights, systemic discrimination, expression through the arts, cultural reintegration, environmental sustainability, young love, and refugees. The sole purpose of this film is to give the platform to these young people to let the country know how we can improve on our communities, build upon our success, reconcile and understand that as a community we all have the same desires and drives.