Today's Showcase: Best of DOCUMENTARY Shorts
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PANDALAND: MAKING IT COUNT, 14min., Canada, Documentary
Directed by Martha Davis
“PANDALAND: Making IT Count” is about how children became engaged and learned to grapple with big social issues. The filmmaker accomplished this through play in a multi-media installation of 70+ toy pandas she created in her neighbourhood. The vibe of the film is lighthearted and optimistic. As the children engage in an election on behalf of the pandas, the film embodies community building, demonstrates acts of civic engagement and conveys the important message that, working together, even young children can effect change. The film is a life-affirming tribute to kids’ compassion and the birth of their activism!
THE SAVIOR OF CONEY ISLAND, 10min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Gary Beeber
Meet Dick Zigun, “Honorary Mayor of Coney Island” and learn about the beginnings of Coney Island USA.
Under Dick, Coney Island USA developed and produced a number of beloved summer programs including the Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow.
MADISON AND THE FIGHT FOR THE CONSTITUTION, 11min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Samantha Schroeder
Discover the story of James Madison, the Founding Father who gave us the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In this new FedSoc Films documentary, learn how he wrote a new nation into existence and unified the people behind ideals that would change the course of history.
SILENCE, 6min., France, Documentary
Directed by Olivier La Combe
Adryen is an amateur apneist. Far from clichés about this discipline, he tells us about his sensations and takes us into deep immersion, in search of his first 60 meters.
L.A. RISES, 11min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Oliver Preciado Ponce
A documentary about the George Floyd uprising in Los Angeles in 2020.