New Orleans Film Festival | Doc Shorts: Conversations with History

When Oct 22, 2019 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
840 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Petting Zoo

USA | 2019 | 11 MIN
DIR: Daniel Robin

Stemming from the filmmaker’s perspective as a young boy in a 1974 TV news bit on Jewish rituals, a story about the current rise in anti-Semitism and nationalism emerges.


Brazil, Cuba, Spain | 2019 | 17 MIN
DIR: Aida E. Bueno Sarduy


Intertwining animation and archival images, the son of a well-to-do family in Havana in the 1940s remembers his wet-nurse, a black woman named Guillermina.


Hall of Fishes
USA | 2019 | 9 MIN
DIR: Jennifer Boles

An all-archival film using the first underwater moving images of the ocean floor to explore the webs of power and violence behind the desire to see and know the ocean.


We Waited Until Nightfall (Esperábamos a que Anocheciera)
Dominican Republic, USA | 2019 | 17 MIN
DIR: Wendy V. Muñiz, Guillermo Zouain


Repurposed cinemas are revisited through haunting images and sounds that trace the practices of belonging still embodied in the theatres’ remains.


“Searching for Wonder”
USA | 2018 | 6 MIN
DIR: Greg Osei

Deals with the tremendous power we have to rediscover and reimagine ourselves through our ancestors, their gods, their cultures and our interconnectedness.


A Love Song for Latasha
USA | 2019 | 19 MIN
DIR: Sophia Nahli Allison

A spiritual and physical conversation of dreams, memories, and legacy, documenting Latasha Harlins through memories shared by her best friend Ty and cousin Shinese.


Spit on the Broom
USA | 2019 | 12 MIN
DIR: Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich

A surreal documentary that explores the history of the United Order of Tents, a clandestine organization of black women organized during the height of the Underground Railroad.


Good Family
USA, Germany | 2019 | 9 MIN
DIR: Ruth Owens


A bittersweet and intimate film combining archival and present-day footage to present a mixed-race family’s personal yet culturally relevant past.