In Exile: A Family Film
IN EXILE: A FAMILY FILM is a testimonial documentary about the life stories of Juan Francisco Urrusti’s grandparents and parents, who arrived in Mexico in 1939 as refugees at the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Afterwards stay for a Q & A with director Juan Francisco Urrusti.
African Americans and Their Legacy – Oral Histories – College Films – Legacy – The Arts – Children’s Education – Ain’t My First Rodeo – Rebels With A Cause – World War II – War and Aftermath – High School Student Films – Finale
African Americans and Their Legacy
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask
The life and legacy of poet/writer Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), the first African American writer to gain national and international fame.
Have you ever wondered how the famous child’s toy, the teddy bear came to be? Let us take you on a 15 minute journey of discovery and uncover the birth of the Teddy Bear and also learn about the life of a man, a Mississippian, a legend in his own right, whose story begs to be told, Holt Collier.
A documentary uncorking the heritage of Moonshine in rural North Georgia, with illuminating and emotional details shared about the lifestyle and techniques used to avoid getting caught by the ‘Narks’, as well as a first-hand look into the culture, risk, personal pride, and passion poured into the art.
Mart to Art: A Repurposed Life
This film follows the nearly one-hundred year journey of a 1926 commissary built for a lumber mill located in the swamps of Barnwell County, South
Carolina, the store’s relocation in 1952, and its continued use today. Adaptive re-use meets historic preservation meets oral history in the story of this icon of Barnwell’s historic community.
A Year and a Day
A run-away serf, hoping to be freed by the Year and a Day law of Feudal Europe, is hunted by her former lord.
A documentary short following the first steps of the 309 Punk Museum Project and the punk scene of Pensacola, FL. Interviews with punks old and new offer a glimpse
into Pensacola’s vibrant arts and music scene. This film is also a single component to a larger historic preservation project, where I collected flyers, pictures, music, fan zines, and the interviews themselves to a Pensacola specific archive, Voices of Pensacola.
Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen
A brief look into the heroic lives of one small town museum’s volunteers.
Two Zions: The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon
The documentary, “Two Zions: The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon,” tells the story of people from two seemingly disparate countries who share a bond originating in biblical time.
A heritage documentary about magnificent temples, splendid forts and beautiful lakes ruled over by a warrior civilization called “Kakatiya Dynasty”, in the South Indian district of Telangana, it was built in the 11th century and served as the capital until the 14th century, to an advanced and highly skilled civilization.
L’Arte Antegnta, History of Organs and Organ Builders
The Antegnati family, a family from
Brescia, is considered the most important dynasty of organ builders of the Renaissance, a dynasty that has worked for more than 200 years in northern Italy. In the city of Brescia are four Antegnati organs that still remain, all four running and still able to witness the musical greatness of our city during the Renaissance. The film is a historical journey through the city, the centuries, but above all “in” the organs.
Awakening – As Told by Roman Toi
Alongside 20th Century visionaries like Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, Maestro Roman Toi advocated social justice and peaceful resistance through music and led the Singing Revolution in Estonia that restored democracy. When his home was bombed and his country occupied by communists, Roman Toi composed choral works to the powerful poetry of Ärkamisaeg, the Estonian Age of Awakening. After conducting large choirs of refugee singers in Displaced Person’s camps in Germany, Roman Toi’s choirs sang Estonian songs representing a multicultural Canada in major centres of Australia, Israel, Europe and North America.
Sam Houston: A Texas Hero
This animated short recounts the life of the Texas hero, Sam Houston, highlighting his role in the Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution.
War Woman and the Hero of the Hornet’s Nest: Revolution Comes to Georgia’s Citizen Soldiers
Advanced Technology Leaders Inc., has a contract with GAARNG to produce nine, 20 minute films to be shown to high school AP students to introduce them to the GAARNG. The films will be utilized throughout the state of Georgia as recruiting tools to help introduce young people to the GAARNG, explain their mission and recruit. The films start at the early stages of the formation of the National Guard as militias and will end with the GAARNG as it functions today. Each film covers unknown and unsung hero’s and how their contributions help shape the GAARNG. This is the second installation of nine.
Ain’t My First Rodeo
Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs
American cowboy Casey Tibbs, a nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 in 1942 due to his father’s disdain of rodeo, had a rags-to-riches life after his groundbreaking spurring lick was developed and he was launched to stardom. Akin to riding a wild bronc in competition, his unpredictable journey had its grand victories and cheerless crashes. Get ready to “Let’er Buck!”
Rebels With A Cause
Mata Hari: The Naked Spy
100 years ago Mata Hari faced the firing squad as a convicted German spy. It was at this moment that the legend of Mata Hari, the seductive spy, was born. Newly-discovered documents cast doubt on her guilt and reveal startling truths about her life. Mata Hari was a self-made woman whose boldness and sexuality threatened the male establishment. Most of what we’ve known about her until now has largely been myth.
1950: The Nationalist Uprising
Five Puerto Ricans who participated in the Nationalist Uprising of 1950 to free Puerto Rico from the United States of America, speaks about the history of this forgotten struggle and the consequences in their lives.
World War II
A film on vanished pre-war Jewish Amsterdam. Entering the old Jewish ghetto of Amsterdam is not possible anymore. Even though the archives are full of material, the people are gone. This lost world is brought to life in the film. Amsterdam shows a hidden and almost forgotten but very own face.
During the WWII North African campaign, a German sniper of the AfrikaKorps and a U.S. Combat engineer find themselves the sole survivors of a battle. They must reluctantly join forces to escape a marauding band of desert nomads and the unforgiving desolation of the Sahara desert. During their odyssey, the German relates the destruction of his country due to following their corrupt politicians. He regrets not stopping them before it was too late. It’s a specter from the past that sadly parallels many aspects of our society today. The German soon realizes his own government is the real enemy of his people and struggles to find the courage (Tapferkeit) to stop them.
The film tells the story of a young SS officer, who suddenly fell off the power with which he can not cope. The viewer is presented a complete picture of the mental and moral human decomposition pressure of Nazi ideology propaganda during the Second World War.
War and Aftermath
Our Soldier is a film about an emotional bond between two continents: a bond that is still strong 70 years after the Second World War. The filmmaker’s parents give an anonymous American soldier a face by the adoption of his grave in the Netherlands. Another adopter relives her personal memories of the birth of the adoption program in 1945. A film about the impact of war on ordinary people, which leaves its traces even generations later.
So Long Asleep, Waking the Ghosts of War
We travel across Japan with volunteers carrying home to Seoul the remains of 115 Korean civilian men who died doing forced labor in Hokkaido during the Asia-Pacific War. Dare we forget our dead?
High School Student Films
In 1944 one woman is forced to face the harsh realities of war and experience the true meaning of solitude.
During the Cuban Missile crisis, a Soviet Submarine carrying nuclear weapons is surrounded by the American Navy. The three officers on board must make the call that could start the end of the world…
A teenage girl learns how to cope with the grief of her boyfriend’s death.
Two girls confess to each other their “crimes” that got them put into after-school detention.
Total Solar Eclipse
The total solar eclipse in Madras, Oregon is captured by drone, camera, and phone. The beauty of nature leaves everyone awestruck.
In The Trees
Teenagers on a school field trip become lost in the woods and strange things start to happen.
Idaho teenagers start an unconventional rock band in their garage.
Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents who were denied exit visas, plot to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. 45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, leaders of the group, “heroes” in the West but “terrorists” in Russia.