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Sunday, August 25 • 10:00am - 11:38am
Body/Politics: National Docs

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A Line Birds Cannot See
Directed by Amy Bench
9 minutes • USA
Animated short
Separated from her mother by smugglers at the border, a 12-year-old sets out across the desert.

Directed by Fraser Jones
16 minutes • USA - AL
Documentary short
Modern day freedom fighters in rural Alabama band together to take back their town from industrial polluters and passive politicians.
Sweet Sweet Kink
Directed by Maggie M. Bailey
13 minutes • USA
Documentary short
Sweet Sweet Kink takes a sweet, sweet peek into the kinky world of bondage, dominance, and sadomasochism.

Lumpkin, GA
Directed by Nicholas Manting Brewer
24 minutes • USA
Documentary short
A fading southern town. A massive immigrant detention center down the road. A mosaic of life in the middle of America’s immigration crackdown.

The Gospel of Combat
Directed by David Hutchinson
12 minutes • USA
Documentary short
Threatened by the violent aftermath of Kenya’s 2017 elections, a fledgling Aikido sensei ponders whether his martial art can heal old wounds.

Exit 12
Directed by Mohammad Gorjestani
24 minutes • USA
Documentary short
US Marine Roman Baca, with other veterans and military families, uses dance to reclaim themselves, and change the perceptions of the Veteran community.

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Amy Bench

Amy is a filmmaker and visual artist who is drawn to the immediacy of film and photography to tell stories of community and resilience. Trained as a cinematographer, her observational style highlights small details of the human experience that transcend formal explanation. Her camera... Read More →
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David Hutchinson

David Hutchinson is a documentary filmmaker from San Diego, CA. His work has been shortlisted for a student BAFTA and has screened at numerous festivals, including St. Louis International Film Festival, Sedona, DC Shorts, and Sidewalk Film Festival.
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Maggie M. Bailey

Born on the east coast now residing in Austin, TX pursuing my MFA in Media & Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin. I am a documentary filmmaker, boudoir photographer, and Latin dancer. I aim to make documentary work that provides a platform to unheard voices, educates... Read More →
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Nicholas Manting Brewer

Co-Founder, Standard Deviation Productions
Nicholas Manting Brewer is an award-winning documentary storyteller and film editor based out of Los Angeles, CA by way of Augusta, GA. His work has screened at several film festivals, including Sundance, South by Southwest, and the Cleveland International film festival. Nicholas... Read More →

Sunday August 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:38am CDT
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theater