Film Festivals

Published on April 14th, 2014 | by admin


The 2014 Festival

If you missed the 2013 Graduating Classes film presentations in February, you can view some or all of the docs here:

“Platform” by Jenise Morgan

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From prayer in a strip-club parking lot to the closing of America’s only worker-owned peep show, Platform explores the fantasy trade through faith and labor.


“When You Can’t See the Film” by Yijun He

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Due to censorship, many films can’t be released in China, but underground cinema clubs are making independent films accessible despite the risks.

password: chinacensorship

“The Pakistan Four” by Shehzad Hameed Ahmad

Four strangers in America are redefining the narrative of what it means to be a Pakistani Muslim woman.

The Pakistan Four – Documentary Teaser from Shehzad Hameed Ahmad on Vimeo.


“Barrel to the Head”

Jessica Pitcher

With suicides making up two-thirds of all gun deaths in the U.S., Barrel to the Head offers new insight into an issue that is plaguing the nation, and it has little to do with legislation.

“From Tunisia to Syria” by Rami Ayari

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A revolution at home, a war in the east, and the families caught in between.
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“Going Tribal” by Faith Briggs

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The password is: Briggs

“Starting on the Right Foot” by Johnny Cathcart

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password is NATAS

“Nowhere Else To Go” by Michael Shade

The following films also screened but we cannot share their films here. Please contact the filmmaker to find out more. 

“Lend Me a Line” by Dezelle Bennett

When everyday farming of rural communities in Africa crosses paths with modern mobile phone technology, a new line is forged to help farmers succeed in business.

“Transforme” by Jitske Zoethout 

 A film on transgendered youth

“Detachment of Women” by Nanfu Wang

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“Mime Ministry” by Whitney Mallett

 An exploration of gospel church mimes in America





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