2021 FILMS R-S Go to DocsNow+ March 26
Myya (22) attempts to spark a youth movement and unseat the incumbent mayor of Detroit, MI; Bryn (33), a farmer and working mother in Granville, OH, runs for township trustee; and Julie (47) walks a tightrope between her identities as a Korean immigrant, woman of color for State Representative in a liberal Chicago, IL- all fighting for a new image in American politics
83 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
Hillary C. Bachelder
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10th Annual Film Festival, March 26-30
Palm Springs, CA
Nguyen is a believer and gets up at 4 a.m. every morning to pray before he starts his work on the Saigon River. He used to be a fisherman, but the river is so polluted for a long time that he can no longer practice this profession. He now earns his living as a water cab that transports people and goods from bank to bank.
5 min. | GERMANY | Documentary Short
Three ordinary citizens have become activists to fight for a better world. We follow their activistic adventure through ups and downs, when they face the consequences of using all their time and energy to make the world a better place. Are they courageous heroes or naive fools wasting their time? And what is their true motivation to fight like David against Goliath?
77 min. | DENMARK | Documentary Feature
Ruth Weiss - The Beat Goddess
Born to a Jewish family during the rise of Nazism, as a 10-year-old refugee, she escaped to the United States. Ruth Weiss became a Jazz troubadour exemplifying the zeitgeist of Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco and was known as one of the greatest writers of the Beat Generation.
69 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
Tranquility, strength, beauty―
Even in the absence of people, much like this spring, there exists serenely, circle of time. Much like Shan shui paintings, the continuous collection of images quietly and robustly appeal to the viewer’s innermost emotions.
9 min. | JAPAN | Documentary Short
Skate In Peru
6 min. | UK | Documentary Short
Skateboarding acts as a kind of short-hand international language that connects people from different countries and cultures. This is part of what makes it such a compelling window into local culture and life- and getting a spot for the Olympics could change one's future.
Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish
51 min. | RUSSIA | Documentary Feature
Dmitriy Shpilenok , Vladislav Grishin
Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to fresh waters - to give offspring, start the circle of life, and die. It is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the planet, restored every year. But soon, we may find ourselves facing the unimaginable: humans will exhaust the inexhaustible!
Sophie And The Baron
30 min. | USA | Documentary Short
A portrait of an unlikely friendship between iconic photographer Baron Wolman at the end of his prolific career and up-and-coming artist Sophie Kipner at the beginning of hers, takes us on an uplifting journey into an artistic collaboration that transcends eras and mediums.