2022 FILMS L-P Go here for Passes

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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.

Medill

19 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 11, 4 pm

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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.

Andrea Marcovicchio

14 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 8, 1:30 pm

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Let's Fall In Love

A glimpse of the boring but romantic daily life of a middle-aged man living alone.

Shengwei Zhou

8 min. | CHINA | Animation

PSCC April 9, 11:30 am

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Life, Again

An intimate portrait of Wes Burleson, a man recently released from prison after 23 years, while he navigates his journey to freedom, rehabilitation, and redemption.

Anna Maité Kaplan, Orion Huang

18 min.  |  USA, GUATEMALA  |  Animation

PSCC April 8, 4:30 pm

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La Villita Respira

Directors: Irem Ozturan, Lucia Bosacoma, Linus Holler

The botched smokestack implosion carried out by Hilco Redevelopment Group in Little Village, Chicago put many lives at risk in an already vulnerable community.

Medill

14 min. |  AUSTRIA, TURKEY |  Doc. Short

PSCC April 11, 4 pm

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Less Lethal

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

Jaime Wilken

14 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 1:30 pm

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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.

Nakagawasai Hiroyuki

21 min. | TAIWAN | Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 12 pm

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Little Axel

The life story of a boy who grew up on the Greek island of Hydra with Leonard Cohen as his stepfather

Fabien Greenberg, Bård  Rønning

53 min. | NORWAY | Documentary Feature

PSCC April 8, 4 pm

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Lamppost

A hardworking lamplighter dad wants his son to have a better life through education.

Chinh Mai

5 min.  |  VIETNAM  |  Animation

PSCC April 10, 11:30 am

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Let Us Breathe

Directors: Ali Wilt, Alisa Gao, Liz Frohwein, Katie Jahns

Follow two student activists in their fight to prevent a serial polluter from entering their neighborhood in the southeast side of Chicago.

Medill

15 min.| CHINA, USA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 11, 4 pm

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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.

Daniel Zvereff

10 min. |  USA  |  Animation

PSCC April 9, 4 pm

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Lloyd "Kiva" New

Indigenous Fashion is a platform for education and conversation about the perspectives of "Indigeneity" in the world today.

Nathaniel Fuentes

23 min. | USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC, April 9, 11 am

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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

Stefan Pavlović'

88 min. |  Bosnia  & Herzegovina  |  Doc. Feature

PSCC April 10, 9 pm

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Mama

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

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Mistral

A man goes to work and sees a boat for sale. He dreams of leaving his life behind. He leaves, and the dream gives way to memory, the mistral forces him to a makeshift landing. A woman, another story, a new beginning?

11 min.  | ITALY |  Animation

PSCC April 9, 5 pm

Nico Bonomolo

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Mornings With My Good Sis, Blackbird

A reimagining of an energetic exchange between writer and producer Elle Clay and the black bird features an original song written and performed by Rahrah Gabor with production from Hasan Insane.

6 min.  |  USA  |  Animation

PSCC April 9, 4:30 pm

Mike McCraw

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Mila

Although she has lost everything - her family, her house, her peace - she still clings to hope. With a little more than imagination and humanity, Mila manages to profoundly impact others, including a caring stranger who saves her.

20 min. |  USA |  Animation

PSCC April 10, 11:30 am

Cinzia Angelin

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Mom's Hair

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

Alexey Evstigneev

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Mustang Moments

When wild souls from different worlds come together, they give each other a chance at a better life. Inmates rebuild their lives by participating in a rehabilitation program training wild horses for adoption.

6 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 12 pm

Jamie Williams

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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

Cheri Gaulke

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Monumental Divide

Follow a young couple in a small rural town as they come to terms with the social forces that drove them out.

24 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 6:30 pm

Brian Olliver

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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

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My Friend Yeti

60 min. | RUSSIA | Documentary Feature

PSCC April 10, 7 pm

Vladimir Krivov

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.

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My Name Is Nobody

20 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 7, 2:30 pm

Christine Kenton

A tribute to a friend who was homeless and lost everything and was denied from getting disability.  This is a love story to a friend.

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No Body

10 min.  |  ROMANIA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 12 pm

Rares Hantiu, Bahar Shoghi

A young man has drowned in a river, but no body was found. His father seeks the body, day after day, on the shores of the river.

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Noah

16 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 7, 1:30 pm

Monty Marsh

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.

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Nuisance Bear

14 min. |  CANADA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 11, 1:30 pm

Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden

Churchill, Manitoba is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. But what do these bears see of us?

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My Little Hilton

12 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 4:30 pm

Kevin Duncan Wong, Todd Sills

After 25 years as an in-home caregiver, a Midwestern Black woman in her 60s strikes out for San Francisco to restart the music career she put on hold forty years ago in order to raise her children.

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Nasima

77 min. | USA | Documentary Feature

PSCC April 8, 11:00 am

Heather Kessenger

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!)

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No Man Is An Island

70 min. | TAIWAN | Documentary Feature

PSCC April 8, 12 pm

Jay Chern

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…

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Not The Science Type: Gitanjali

7 min. | COLUMBIA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 8, 2 pm

Julio Palacio

Gitanjali Rao was named TIME Magazine’s Kid of the Year in 2020 and at 16 years old, she is on a mission to create a global community of young innovators to solve problems all over the world.

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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.

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Night

16 min. | PALESTINE | Animation

PSCC April 11, 11:30 am

Ahmad Saleh

The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing child stay resilient. Night has to trick her into sleeping to save her soul.

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No Soy Óscar

15 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 7, 11 am

Jon Ayon

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.

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Oldboy's Apples

7 min. |  USA | Animation

PSCC  April 11, 11 am

Brad Hock

Beyond the hedge, beneath the well, ancient spirits sing their song to reawaken the mystery of the hidden apple.

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Orion 1925

6 min. |  ICELAND |  Animation

PSCC April 9, 4:30 pm

Eva M. Ingolfsdottir

in February 1925, a storm broke suddenly at Halamid west of Iceland, two trawlers and two ufo's went under, causing the unlikely meeting of an Alien and a fisherman fighting for their lives

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Parked

4 min. | SOUTH KOREA | Animation

PSCC April 11, 11 am

Yoon Hei Cho

An incident of an inconvenient attack at a parking lot. Panic attacks sometimes strike at an unsuspected moment.

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Pianist

9 min.|  JAPAN  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 4:30 pm

Kazuya Ashizawa

Just before the performance, the pianist is trembling beside the stage. He once won an international competition.Tension and anxiety mercilessly attack him. Will his recital succeed?

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Powerlands

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.

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Oleg

97 min. |  AUSTRALIA |  Documentary Feature

PSCC April 11, 12 pm

Nadia Tass

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.

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Our Story

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.

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PartUs

17 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 5 pm

Joanna Vymeris

Explore the experience of a pregnant circus artist preparing for birth against the backdrop of the pandemic.

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Pipe Dreams

22 min.|  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 10, 11 am

Kyle Scobie

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.

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Only In Theaters

94 min. |  USA |  Documentary Feature

PSCC April 7, 11:30 am

Raphael Sbarge

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)

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Pacing The Pool

5 min. | AUSTRALIA | Lighbeam Competition

PSCC April 8, 2 pm

RJ JJ Jegatheva

A tiny glimpse into the life of Perth man Richard Pace, and what lies under the surface. To Richard, water has been not only the source of life, but also the source of physical and mental healing.

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Paused

17 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 8, 12 pm

Alessandra Giordano

Individuals from around the world share their unique experiences during the early days of the global quarantine.

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Planet Earth - A Brief History

6 min.|  AUSTRALIA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC April 9, 12 pm

Bruce Currie

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