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La Casa Del Migrante
Directors: Olivia Yarvis, Yaakov Gottlieb, Samuel Heller
Inside the seemingly abandoned property at 3200 South Kedzie Avenue in the South
Side of Chicago is La Casa del Migrante, a vibrant, bustling home of Mexican immigrant artists seeking to improve their native and local communities through their craft.
19 min. | USA | Documentary Short
PSCC April 11, 4 pm
Last Of Us
On Lake Maggiore there are 25 remaining, the last professional fishermen who bring among themselves stories and ancient knowledge, almost forgotten. MARCO RODELLA (45) is one of the youngest fishermen left on Lake Maggiore to live solely on his passion: fishing.
14 min. | USA | Documentary Short
PSCC April 8, 1:30 pm
A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head with less-lethal ammunition during the BLM protests in Austin, TX. When the city doesn't react, a tech worker turned internet sleuth decides to find out what cop shot the boy by dissecting fo
14 min. | USA | Documentary Short
PSCC April 9, 1:30 pm
Life In The Coral Reef
Oceans sustain the climate systems, supplying oxygen for life and keeping the running of the world. However, oceans are facing threats, which include climate change, overfishing, pollution, and habitats destruction.
21 min. | TAIWAN | Documentary Short
PSCC April 9, 12 pm
Life Is A Particle, Time Is A Wave
A widowed watchmaker spends his remaining days in solitude distracting himself with chores and pastimes. Like a prisoner, alone in his cell, he looks for meaning in the memories of his past life, but the clock is ticking, and his life nears its end.
10 min. | USA | Animation
PSCC April 9, 4 pm
Looking For Horses
Witness a friendship between the filmmaker and a fisherman. One lost his mother-tongue because of a stutter, the other lost his hearing during the Bosnian civil war. They look for ways to communicate, while the camera mediates their growing bond
88 min. | Bosnia & Herzegovina | Doc. Feature
PSCC April 10, 9 pm
Deep in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, in one of the most conflictive and violent places in the world, is the Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Sanctuary. There, Mama Zawadi and her baby chimpanzees find the only place in the world where unconditional love can heal the wounds of war and save them from extinction.
20 min. | USA | Animation
PSCC April 11, 1:30 pm
Pablo de la Chica
At the age of four, Lisa lost all her hair to alopecia. In an effort to protect Lisa, Mom cuts her hair and makes wigs out of it. Growing up, Lisa tries to escape from the world of her mother's hair, which has become too tight.
8 min. | RUSSIA | Animation
PSCC April 10, 11:30 am
Miss Alma Thomas
Alma W. Thomas lived a life of firsts: the first Fine Arts graduate of Howard University (1924), the first Black woman to mount a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1972), and the first Black woman to have her paintings exhibited in the White House (2009). Yet she did not receive national attention until she was 80.
20 min. | USA | Documentary Short
PSCC April 11, 11 am
My Father's War
As a Jewish toddler in the Netherlands in the 1940s, Peter is separated from his parents and whisked from hiding place to hiding place to escape deportation. Decades later, David forges his own path after his father’s mental health buckles under the weight of his memories.
24 min. | CHILE | Animation
PSCC April 11, 11:30 am
Juan Pablo de Gamboa
My Friend Yeti
60 min. | RUSSIA | Documentary Feature
PSCC April 10, 7 pm
Igor Burtsev is sure that Bigfoot is somewhere near, and they are bound to meet some day. In fact? it doesn’t really matter whether the long awaited meeting is to happen, or not. What matters is that Burtsev’s loyal friend called Yeti prompts him every day to keep moving forward.
16 min. | USA | Documentary Short
PSCC April 7, 1:30 pm
Noah recalls moments throughout his life that he and his father have personally experienced with racism, while also negotiating his place in society. He reckons with his loss of innocence, while worrying that his younger brother Bryson will experience the same. Noah ultimately realizes that his only option is to stand up against racism, bigotry and hatred.
77 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
PSCC April 8, 11:00 am
Selling trinkets on the beach, 7 year old Nasima’s attention is caught by something: surfing has come to Bangladesh. She will become the first female surfer in Bangladesh, a place where women don’t even swim in public. Will Nasima be able to withstand the forces against her and open new doors for the next generation?
(Former AmDocs Film Fund Winner!)
No Man Is An Island
70 min. | TAIWAN | Documentary Feature
PSCC April 8, 12 pm
When no one knew what a quarantine hotel was, a novice hotel staff takes on the challenge of becoming a quarantine hotel in March of 2020. Despite the fear and uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 global pandemic, a filmmaker documents their journey that assisted Taiwan in becoming one of the safest places in the world, until it wasn’t…
My Name Is Lopez
90 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
PSCC April 8, 7:00 pm
P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes
Born in Dallas of undocumented Mexican immigrants, Trinidad Lopez III fought his way out of the ghetto with a guitar to become a true American rock and roll legend, one of the first Latino rock stars.
No Soy Óscar
15 min. | USA | Documentary Short
PSCC April 7, 11 am
A first-generation Latinx father journeys through unrecognizable, unceded lands in the border regions between the U.S. and Mexico in search of the place where Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his young daughter Angie Valeria drowned.
75 min.| USA | Documentary Feature
PSCC April 11, 4:30 pm
Ivey-Camille Manybeads Tso
A young Navajo woman investigates displacement of Indigenous people in several countries, and devastation of the environment, caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents.
97 min. | AUSTRALIA | Documentary Feature
PSCC April 11, 12 pm
Based on his soon to be published autobiography, OLEG tells the incredible life story of Oleg Vidov. Born in communist Russia to a teacher, by the age of 25, Oleg had become one of the Soviet Union’s most celebrated actors of his time. However, no amount of fame could save him from the political system that tried to control his life.
48 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
PSCC April 10, 11 a.m
Michael Ramsey, Daniel Tso
Over 90% of the available lands in the Greater Chaco have already been leased for oil and gas extraction. Navajo and Pueblo leadership have been intimately collaborating to tell their stories in this film as they struggle to protect what little remains of this sacred landscape, including the World Heritage Site Chaco National Historical Park in the SW United States.
22 min.| USA | Documentary Short
PSCC April 10, 11 am
A 24 year old runs to become the Imperial County's newest (and youngest) water director. Running on a platform of giving power back to the community and protecting their water claim; the largest of any claim on the Colorado River. A new generation of politicians have arrived.
Only In Theaters
94 min. | USA | Documentary Feature
PSCC April 7, 11:30 am
The Laemmle Theatres, a beloved 84-year-old art house cinema chain in Los Angeles, is facing seismic change. The family members behind this multigenerational business—whose sole mission has been to support the art of film—remain determined to see it survive, despite enormous challenges. (FILM FUND WINNER)
Planet Earth - A Brief History
6 min.| AUSTRALIA | Documentary Short
PSCC April 9, 12 pm
The Earth has undergone constant change in its 4.54 Billion year history with life evolving in response to those changes - in particular to the changing atmospheric compositions of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Species extinction has been a natural part of the evolutionary process of the planet however there are now thought to have been at least 8 mass extinction events in the history of the Earth