Really Real: Documentary Shorts

Saturday, February 17th

12:50 — 3:00PM


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Directed by Catherine Lee
(South Korea / 2018 / 18mins / World Premiere)

A violinist’s unwavering pursuit to bring North and South Koreans together, straddling their uncrossable border, for a first-ever joint concert.


Big Paradise

Directed by JP Olsen & Kristen Nutile
(2018 / 10mins / DC Premiere) 

Robert Kidney, a powerful and complex person who lives and works in the shadow of the Midwestern decay, has been a musical force since the 1970s.

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Directed by Irina Patkanian
(USA / 2018 / 16 minutes / DC Premiere)

A documentary with stop motion animation loosely based on Mozambican artist Fiel dos Santos, who makes art of decommissioned guns donated by the public in exchange for food and tools.

One for the Road

Directed by Fernanda Faya
(USA / 2018 / 11:50mins / DC Premiere)

As she moves from Brazil to NY, the filmmaker looks back at her grandma’s migration as a way to find traces of her own identity.


Directed by Adam Diller
(USA / 2018 / 15 minutes / DC Premiere)

The past and the present of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant to address our inherited infrastructure and our inherited commitment to maintaining and decommissioning our nuclear power plants.

The Shift

Directed by Elivia Shaw, Paloma Martinez
(USA / 2018 / 8mins / World Premiere)

For San Francisco’s 911 dispatchers, the city is hard to escape.


Triumph of the Shill

Directed by Nina Berman
(USA / 2018 / 10mins / DC Premiere)

Reimagining Leni Riefenstahl’s classic film as an aesthetic blueprint to consider the 2017 presidential inauguration and election of Donald J. Trump.

Typewriters Today

Directed by Kyle Finnegan
(USA / 2018 / 3mins/DC Premiere)

Some people think the typewriter is a thing of past, but Ed Michael knows this to be false.


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