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Sunday, August 25 • 10:10am - 11:52am
Life & Liberty Docs

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These documentary shorts explore human rights issues.
The Conqueror
Directed by Timothy Blackwood
12 minutes • USA
Documentary short
Maintenance worker by day, pro-boxer by night, Jerome Conquest shares a story of redemption, not only for himself, but for his struggling community.

Katie and the Black Robin Hood
Directed by Alessandra Giordano and John Richie
21 minutes • USA
Documentary short
Katie Carter is a Public Defender in New Orleans who makes sentencing films on behalf of her clients, demonstrating the power of empathy to reform our justice system.

HER ROOM BY THE KITCHEN
Directed by Romina Romero-Hermoso
12 minutes • USA
Documentary short
Rous, a 25-year-old Mexican woman, questions the true value of the opportunities promised by being an au pair in the USA.

Cincuenta (Fifty)
Directed by Alberto Chumaceiro
4 minutes • Venezuela
Documentary short
The story of Miguel Castillo Bracho, killed by a military officer, and the 50th victim of anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela.

Enforcement Hours
Directed by Paloma Martinez
13 minutes • USA
Documentary short
In a climate of xenophobia and confusion, a San Francisco hotline aims to provide limited assistance to a targeted population.

Dying Out Loud
Directed by Jake J. Smith
20 minutes • United Kingdom
Documentary short
Female lifers in a US maximum-security prison form a band, the Lady Lifers, to sing about their lives of bad decisions.

Medina’s Song
Directed by Bob Miller
12 minutes • USA - AL
Documentary short
Despite the persistent threat of bombings, a young Sudanese educator uses her classroom to spark resilience and pride amongst her people.

Confirmation Bias
Directed by Theodore Collatos
7 minutes • USA
Documentary short
The controversial nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, complimented by the sounds of abuse found in the 1978 film "I Spit on Your Grave." Viewer discretion is advised.

Filmmakers
avatar for Timothy Blackwood

Timothy Blackwood

Director, Montague Cervantes
Timothy Blackwood is a multi-award winning Canadian-American film director, writer, and producer. After studying at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark, Timothy has traveled the world telling cinematic stories of hope, adventure, and redemption. His films have screened... Read More →


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