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The 2023 American Documentary and Animation Film Festival will kick off its 12th annual event with a series of films focused on individual empowerment. The screening is set for the Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, Thursday, March 30, 7 pm,  noted AmDocs Director and Founder, Teddy Grouya.


Grouya has selected a diverse set of films that are sure to inspire our audience.

Longhouse, USA, 2min. (Erik Sanchez)

Rachel, JAPAN, 3min. (Toko Shiiki)

Pete, USA, 7min. (Bret Parker)

Keeping Time, USA, 17min. (Michael Morgenstern)

Angel Dose, USA, 26min. (Sami Khan)

David Grabias, USA, 26min. (David Grabias)








Past AmDocs Opening Night special guests have included the likes of:

-  5-time Grammy winner Dionne Warwick,

-  Oscar-winning Director Oliver Stone,

-  Emmy-winning host of The Amazing Race Phil Keoghan,

-  legendary actor George Takei,

-  Oscar-nominated Director Julie Cohen, and

-  Native American activist and Oscars legend Sacheen Littlefeather, among others.





The Power Of Inclusivity
Angel Dose
Keeping Time
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