Films & Events

*all screenings 4/29 – 5/6 virtual ONLY*

Documentary Short
This artistic short film illuminates the African-American experience by lyrically interweaving spoken-word narration of Margaret Walker’s epic poem "For My People" with contemporary images and rare 19th-century cyanotypes. The film...
Documentary Short
The story of a man largely unknown in the West, but who is a household name and hero to Nigerians. Ken Saro Wiwa was a prolific writer and activist who led the ethnic minority of the Ogoni to protest the devastating effects of oil...
Documentary Short
An insight into the working lives of undocumented farmworkers in America and their experiences with migration, exploitation, and poverty.
Documentary Short
Two young brothers in Hawai’i express their deep connection to their culture, language, and land by dedicating themselves to hula as they learn traditional dances and compete in the Merrie Monarch Festival, the "Olympics of Hula."
Documentary Short
A remote desert town, with a population of two, is kept in pristine condition waiting for visitors who never seem to arrive.
Documentary Short
In this inspired short film, director Lindsey Dryden combines anonymous documentary testimony with imagined creative scenes to tell the story of those who have called the oldest queer support line in the UK.
Documentary Short
87-year-old Orin O’Brien never wanted the spotlight, but by being the first woman hired by the New York Philharmonic, it was inevitable. Now, in her retirement, she insists that her students and colleagues not make a fuss. Exploring...
Documentary Short
In 2016, the League of American Orchestras conducted a study that revealed a shocking statistic: only 1.8% of the professional orchestra workforce in the US is Black. From an old church in the inner city of Los Angeles, former lawyer...
Documentary Short
"Then Comes the Body" is a short documentary about underdogs, globalism, and dance. It starts with Daniel Ajala, a self-taught ballet dancer who discovers the European dance form in the American movie "Save the Last Dance." With no ballet schools in Nigeria, he opens Leap of Dan...
Documentary Short
This is the first film about trailblazer Bessie Stringfield, a story about how the first Black woman of motorcycling never let obstacles stop her from achieving her dreams. From being abandoned as a child to riding across the segregated United States in 1930—six years before The Green Book was published.
Documentary Short
How do you rebuild "home" from nothing but memories? This vérité-style film brings audiences into intimate conversations between Maria and her grandchild, Marucha, two Indigenous refugees living in displacement. To Maria, the Venezuelan delta is her home.
Documentary Short
Iranian American filmmaker Andy Sarjahani and his childhood friend Bubba Samuels go on a wild hog hunt in their native Ozarks, where unexpected conversations unfold that have a lasting impact on their friendship.