2021 FILMS T Go to DocsNow+ March 26th
The (Remote) Making Of A Musical
Faced with the onset of a global pandemic, over a hundred collaborators worked from their homes, bringing the writing, workshopping and rehearsal process to Zoom. With only about a month until a live, online presentation of the show, creatives worked behind the scene to forge a theatrical process that had never been accomplished before.
14 min. | USA | Documentary Short
Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?
Tickets for all 250+ films for #AmDocs2021 are on sale now. We have a variety of festival passes from which to choose, and a number of ticket plans that will suit any of your needs. PLEASE NOTE, due to Covid 19 protocols, this year's event will be streamed on DocsNow+.
10th Annual Film Festival, March 26-30
Palm Springs, CA
The FBI's Secret War
A NEW ulterior motive to the Watergate break-in is revealed, and the target is Scott Camil, one of the Gainesville Eight who was a victim of the FBI program, "COINTELPRO", which aimed at infiltrating political organizations such as the VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War). The FBI's illegal surveillance program is still active today.
14 min. | USA | Documentary Short
The Friendliest Small Town In America
As the country reckoned with its racist past in the summer of 2020, Sherman, a Marine veteran and lawyer coaching football at Murray State University, saw a simple path forming for the 100-year-old Confederate monument of Robert E. Lee on the county courthouse square to be removed, with a presumed precedent being set across the nation and the South as hundreds removed their Confederate monuments.
30 min. | USA | Documentary Short
The Invisible Monster
Aminodin's father always smiles because he says "happy people live longer". That's why, at eight years old, Aminodin puts his best smile while working at the Papandayan dump, where he lives with his family. Her cousin Aliman, on the other hand, lost his when bombs started falling from the sky in the city of Marawi.
29 min. | SPAIN | Documentary Short
Gui. & Jav. Fesser Perez de Petinto
The Lakota Daughters
Follow strong matrilineal traditions of the Native American culture, women on the Reservation are working to create "a girl society" that will help girls aged 10 to 18 be more resilient and see a brighter future. The film shows the traditional and modern life of the Lakota tribe, and the tribe's efforts to empower the next generation of girls and women.
33 min. | USA| Documentary Short
The Girl With The Blue Eyes
An phouc is an 11 years old girl from Vietnam. her pairs of big bright blue eyes attracted many photographers from all around the world to visit her. she is one of the Vietnam tourist attractions icons but despite all that, An Phouc and her family are suffering from poverty and struggling with racism.
15 min. | IRAN | Documentary Short
The Personal Is Political
9 min. | UK | Animation
The actions of Students, the Women’s Movement, Gay Liberation, Squatters and Claimants Unions, provide a documentary framework for what are in essence personal memories, a child’s POV. The political message is traced through the means of communication; hand drawn comics, screen- printed posters, leaflets, placards, papers, pamphlets and the underground press.
51 min. | DENMARK | Documentary Feature
Alexander Lind, Jakob Jakobsen
Given his undecided fate in prison and the uncertainty of his future William is eventually forced to make a tough decision: choosing between a tempting secret affair with his ex-wife that sets her new marriage and the daughter's wellbeing at risk or the safety of their child.
81 min. | POLAND| Documentary Feature
The world-famous Professor Mirosław Ząbek, director of the Gamma Knife Centre in Warsaw, together with his team from the Bródnowski Hospital in Warsaw, develops an innovative therapy for treating a severe congenital metabolic defect that blocks the child's development.
The Rope Warrior
13 min. | USA | Documentary Short
Andrew Bourne, Daniel Feldman
Born into a conservative Jewish community, David Fisher decided to make the unorthodox choice to jump rope for a living, finding his fifteen seconds of fame in the '90s. 25 years later, David performs for school assemblies as physical injuries intensify. His family begins to wonder...is it time to hang up the rope?
Thirsty & Drowning In America
Drought, flooding, and contamination. Native Americans have had it all. They may have been beaten, bullied, victimized, and killed, but they are still fighting. As the seas rise, the ice melts, and resource extraction pollutes their land and waterways the stakes are getting higher. Today they are on the frontlines of environmental activism.
49 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
Adrian Parr, Sean Hughes
74 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
An unlikely alliance of landowners, legislators, first nation peoples, activists, and oil industry insiders rally together to expose a wrongful claim of eminent domain made by Energy Transfer Partners as they fight a wave of rampant industrialization changing the landscape and character of a pristine Far West Texas community.
Truth To Power
82 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and equality in the U.S. Congress who cut her teeth as a volunteer for the Black Panther Party and was the lone voice in opposition to the broad authorization of military force after the September 11th attacks. In 2001, she issued a prescient warning in the House of Representatives: “Let us not become the evil we deplore.”