Short Docs Block CT & New Haven Premieres

Thur 12:45pm - Gateway Community College

Short Docs I Thur 12:45pm

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting 16.25 min. Dir. Scotty Vercoe - This is a beautiful and compelling story about what the People can do. Against all odds, the people in Maine force the politicians to listen. Facing increasingly divisive politics, citizens across America are coming together to change the way we vote. Maine leads the way, fighting entrenched interests to enact a reform that reduces negative campaigning, eliminates the “spoiler effect,” and opens races to minority & third-party candidates.

Before I Am Ready  4.75 min. Dir. Nattasuda Anusonadisai - South Asia has the highest prevalence of child marriage in the world, with approximately 1 in 2 girls being married off before the age of 18. Shalini fought to stop her own marriage and has helped thousands of children escape the same misfortune.

Within Our Reach 3.5 min. Dir. Nattasuda Anusonadisai - Civil war had devastated Sri Lanka for decades. Many perished and were displaced, leaving girls and women with increased risks of violence. In a small village, a group of girls have come together to fight the status quo through a male-dominated sport.

Their Generation, Our Generation 10.5 min. Dir. Qifan Zhu - I am 22 this year. Back to June 4th, 1989, my father was also 22: he was one of those Chinese college students there, protesting in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. This is a conversation between a father and a son, between the two generations, on this far-reaching event.

Roxy 13.5 min. Dir. Gabe Veenendaal - Roxy travels to Budapest for the Youth World Boxing Championships; in hopes of adding another World Champion to the family's legacy, and cementing herself as USA Boxing's next professional contender.

05.16.19 - 12:45 pm
1 hour