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Poster for Shorts Program: Community + Local

Shorts Program: Community + Local

Run Time: 72 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021

Shorts Program 1/Community & Local

2021, USA, 9 minutes
Directed by Dawn Neptune Adams, Maulian Dana, Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip, Tracy Rector
Produced by Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip, Tracy Rector

Three Penobscot families decide to enter the building where their ancestors death warrants were signed. BOUNTY lifts the veil on the reality and brutality of settler colonialism with Boston’s Old State House as its hub.

2021, USA, 17 minutes
Directed by Rachael DeCruz, Jeremy Levine
Produced by Rachael DeCruz, Jeremy Levine

A retired office administrator in rural Alabama fights for the health and safety of her often overlooked community, convincing many of the residents in her town to take the covid vaccine.

2021, USA, 12 minutes
Directed by Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
Produced by Rebecca Stern, Justin Levy

Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. With help from a team of experts and his caretaker, Uncle Larry, we ask: Can Snowy be happy, and what would it take?

2021, USA, 18 minutes
Directed by Andrew Eldridge
Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge

Members of the community come together and create an illuminated lantern walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville, Massachusetts.

2021, USA, 14 minutes
Directed by Luisa Conlon
Produced by Jessica Chermayeff, Luisa Conlon

At an LGBTQ retirement home, the annual “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning – a celebration of the lives and legacies of resistance of the eldest queer generation.


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