Documentary Shorts 12:30 Saturday May 6

Featuring "My Name Is Joan" Q&A With Dir Marge Sapor Coasta

"My Name is Joan" tells the story of Susan Drew, a woman who was born Joan Fagan to an unwed mother in the St. Patrick Mother and Baby Home in Dublin, Ireland in 1949. While the documentary chronicles Susan's journey to find her true identity, it also highlights the illegal exporting of children by the Catholic Church to families in other countries for profit while the Irish Government looked the other way. The Irish Government still denies adopted children access to their information even though forced adoption affects at least a quarter of the Irish population. In 2015, an inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes was launched and the results are due out in 2018. Many believe the inquiry will not shed light on what really happened to mothers and their children in these homes, and the Government is dragging their feet and hoping the issue will die as the people who were directly affected or engineered the illegal adoptions die.

Q&A With Norwalk Director: Margaret Stapor Costa

DOUGLAS LITTLE is a HERETIC Directed by: Roberto Serrini - World renown culture perfumer brings us into his Upper West Side haunted baroque laboratory to show us how unseen magic is made in a bottle.

Unleavened Bread Samaritans Directed by: Tyler Gathroare - an ethnoreligious group closely related to Judaism and the roughly 720 that remain in the world are the last remnant of the once flourishing biblical kingdom of Israel. Each year during Passover, two rituals are performed celebrating their heritage and freedom. Freedom from slavery and freedom from sin. This short documentary highlights these ritual celebrations.

Joan Directed By: Nathan Pancione - A portrait of a gritty, Irish woman who, in the face of deep adversity, channels her disposition toward what matters.

´╗┐Ground Up: A Vermont Climbing Story ´╗┐Vermont Directed by: Sam Davies doesn't usually come to mind as a climbing destination. Despite often being overshadowed by neighboring cliffs in New Hampshire and New York, the Green Mountain State has its own gems if you know where to look. Many of the areas have been developed in the last 20 years, thanks to the hard and daring work of many local climbers. This is the story of two explorers who continue to push the state's vertical limits.


05.06.17 - 12:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
Gateway Community College