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Local 1196: A Steelworkers Strike

In March of 2021, the steelworkers of USW 1196 struck, citing unfair labor practices.  “Local 1196” takes the viewer on the ground during a steelworkers strike in the decaying town of Brackenridge, Pennsylvania. As days on strike turn to weeks, and weeks to months, union leaders realize they’re playing with a short stack. Will they be able to stick together?

59 min. |  USA | Documentary Feature

PSCC  April 11,,2 pm

Samuel George

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A Fight For Starry Night

A mural of Starry Night on a private home, born out of motherly love, becomes a First Amendment symbol of triumph.

8 min.  |  USA  | Documentary Short

PSCC April 8, 2 pm

Beatriz Arrocha Lanzas

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A Man In Chain

Issa is a 29 year old man held by chains. In the past 14 years, through winter and summer, rainy seasons and drought, he has been tethered around a thick, solid tree root within the sight of the family hut. He cannot move beyond the earthen circle allowed by his two-meter-thick metal chain.

22 min. |  UK  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 8, 9 pm

Alireza Mirasadollah

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Everyone has plans A, B, C and D. My plan is to turn all my plans into reality at the same time. How else do you get pregnant with an infertile guy?

13 min. |  SWEDEN |  Animation

PSCC April 8, 9 pm

Joanna Rytel

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A Foreign Native

Big mountain freerider Fabian Lentsch leaves his familiar world behind to explore the peaks and culture of Iran. His year-long trip takes an unexpected twist in 2020, when military tension ramps up and covid hits. Learning Farsi, playing the Tanbur and skiing fresh powder, Fabian’s journey takes him deeper into the heart of this fascinating country.

65 min. |  AUSTRIA  |  Documentary Feature

PSCC April 10, 12 pm

Karin Lechner, Jonas Abenstein

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A Place In Blue

A girl is searching for her mother in a grocery store and in a forest. At the end of the forest, she encounters passages from her mother's life.

9 min.  |  SOUTH KOREA  | Animation

PSCC April 9, 5 pm

Seungeon Yi

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7 Lbs. 8 Oz

When a young mother moves into 8th street, Jersey City, NJ, she learns about the value of the community and how her own perception determines her own experiences.

7 min.  |  USA  |  Animation

PSCC April 8, 4:30 pm

Yoo Lee

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A Highrise Laundry Room

Six housekeepers who work for the residents of a highrise apartment building on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York City, share their own highly stories in the depths of the common laundry room. 

22 min. | SPAIN | Documentary Short

PSCC April 7, 12 pm & April 10, 4:30 pm

Fernando Sancho

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A Poem By Alba

An elderly woman living alone in her apartment deals with loneliness and her eventual end.

6 min. |  USA  |  Animation

PSCC April 9, 4 pm

Yoo Lee

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AbstrArt09

Any resemblance to reality is pure coincidence or a chance accident in the production process.

3 min. |  SPAIN  |  Animation

PSCC April 8, 9 pm

Luis Carlos Rodríguez

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After Skid Row

Barbie Carter has a unique story and compelling character help to both demystify and deeply personalize a homelessness epidemic that continues to swell across the US.

22 min.  |  USA  | Documentary Short

PSCC April 7, 2:30 pm

Lindsey Hagen

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Alonso Galue

Alonso Galué left Caracas after the Venezuelan National Guard aggressively broke into one of his art shows and accused him of plotting against the government. The show was a tribute to Neomar Lander, a young activist that was murdered during the “Guarimbas” in 2017.

3 min. | COLUMBIA | Medill

PSCC April 11, 4 pm

Maria Jose Andrade

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Anchored Out

In wealthy Sausalito floats one of the last free places in California. A vulnerable liveaboard community of mariners, drifters, nomads, disaster survivors, and those cast out by high costs of living and no social safety net struggle against a harbormaster, bureaucrats and a wealthy community that wants them gone.

26 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 7, 2:30 pm

Katie Bernstein, Clara Mokri

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Added Years

An essay of an aging man's love and devotion for his horses.

10 min. |  USA |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 12 pm

Dave Garcia

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After The Flood

A Detroit pastor leads his community through a series of crises during one of the most difficult moments in American history.

12 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 2:30 pm

Paul Szynol

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American Scar

Dynamite blasts echo through canyons as construction for the southern border threatens flora and fauna for centuries to come.

14 min. | USA |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 2:30

Daniel Lombroso

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Africa & I

Othmane Zolati grew up in a conservative Moroccan home, his life planned out - become an engineer, work a 9-5. But his dreams grew too big, and one day he set out instead on an epic journey, travelling by foot, bicycle and skateboard from Casablanca to Cape Town, with nothing but a borrowed camera, $80 in his pocket - and his naiveté, stubbornness and tenacity.

90 min.  | MOROCCO | Documentary Feature

PSCC April 11, 5 pm

Othmane Zolati

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Ali And His Miracle Sheep

Guided by his grandmother’s haunting Sumerian lament, 9-year-old mute Ali takes his sheep, Kirmenta, for sacrifice on a strenuous 400km journey across Iraq’s landscape, destroyed by years of war, to the shrine of an ancient saint. Along the journey Kirmeta becomes increasingly resistant and runs away to escape his bloody fate.

12 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 6:30 pm

Maythem Ridha

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Americano

 In a time before immigrants were relentlessly categorized as a caravan of “rapists and murderers", this is a rare, positive look at the people who are our southern neighbors who continue to be the backbone of labor and service in the US economy.

12 min.  |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 8, 2 pm

Brad Cruz

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Anima Animae Animam

30 min. |  SPAIN  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 4 pm

Julieta Gasroc, José (Putxa) Martínez

A tribute to the persons who dedicated their lives to sharing their soul with beings who never had one. To the people who gave their voices to objects that had so much to say. To tell old forgotten stories. To the puppeteers, who due to their profession, were not allowed to be buried in cemeteries, as they were considered soulless.

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Arrow

17 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 12 pm

Heidi Hornbacher

Twenty years after being stolen, trafficked across the American West, and nearly killed, Arrow is saved by a woman determined to find out who he is.

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Annah La Javanaise

6 min. |  INDONESIA  |  Animation

PSCC April 10, 5 pm

Fatimah Tobing Rony

In 1893, a 13-year-old girl came to work for French painter Paul Gauguin as his maid and model. They called her Annah la Javanaise. This is a reimagining of her story.

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Ayoungman

3 min. |  CANADA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 2:30 pm

Holly Fortier, Larry Day

The tragic story of the racially motivated murder of a much loved 24-year-old hockey star and champion pow wow dancer from the Siksika Nation, the inspiring generosity of spirt in his mother’s response, and the actions of two communities to bring their people together.

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Beloved

4 min.  |  DENMARK  |  Animation

PSCC April 9, 5 pm

Farzaneh Omidvarnia

We can't change the past so our sorrows and regrets will endure forever...

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Are You Okay?

8 min. | USA  | Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 1:30 pm

Ryan Cannon

When doing the right thing transforms Raquelle from bystander to victim, she finds herself trapped in the same emotional quicksand of her peers. At an age when social acceptance weighs heavy and the stress of social media follows you home, Raquelle and Noah learn that no one can make it through alone.

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Ballet In Tandem

143 min. | TAIWAN | Documentary Feature

PSCC April 8, 6:30 pm

Wei-Hsin YANG

The interwoven stories of three different generations of Taiwanese dancers who strive for self-fulfillment through classical ballet. And in so doing, they attempt to turn around how a society sees the art form and open up new possibilities for its future cultivation.

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Beyond The Fog

7 min. |  CHINA  |  Animation

PSCC April 10, 11:30 am

Xue Fang

On a foggy morning, two Kung Fu fighters compete to occupy a tree for their beloved pet birds, until something unexpected happens.

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Beyond The Wire

Former Army Ranger Chris Pesqueira experiences freedom after 33 years at Soledad State Prison in California. He leans into a community of formerly incarcerated veterans for support as he takes his first steps back into society.

17 min.  |  USA |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 8, 4:30 pm

Ted Griswold

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Blood Sisters

A look at the untold contributions lesbians made during the A.I.D.S epidemic.

5 min.  |  USA  | Documentary Short

PSCC April 7, 12 pm & April 10, 4:30 pm

Richard E. Haywood

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Big Fears, Little Risks

Thirty years ago, Walter Cronkite and world-renowned scientists working with the American Council on Science and Health took on the overblown fears of their day. Today, with a pandemic that’s taken nearly 3 million lives, it’s never been more important to communicate science.

36 min.  |  USIA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 7 pm

Azel James

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BomPaPa

A dog digs a hole all the way to China

17 min. |  NORWAY  |  Animation

PSCC April 8, 9 pm

annika Maria Udo Winther

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Blind Date

As Rusty's enthusiasm for dating is tempered by rejections, a chance meeting at the local Eyestore offers Rusty new hope for love.

Love Isn't Always 1's & 0's

2 min.  |  USA  | Animation

PSCC April 10, 11:30 am

Alan Rosenfeld

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Breaking Trail

Emily Ford sets out with Diggins, a borrowed Alaskan Husky sled dog, to become the first woman and person of color to thru-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the 69-day journey through subzero temperatures tests her physical and mental endurance, Emily and her canine protector develop an unbreakable bond.

30 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 7, 1:30 pm

Jesse Roesler