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The War Photographers

Documentary / USA / 28 min.

The film recounts the personal experiences of award-winning photojournalists who risk their lives covering conflict in the world's most dangerous war zones. Intimate interviews and gripping imagery reveal stories of sacrifice, courage and the emotional toll endured by photographers and their subjects.

Director: Steven Kochones
Producer: Steven Kochones, Joe Russo
Cast: David Hume Kennerly, Carolyn Cole
Chi Raq

Documentary / USA / 13 min.

"Chi Raq" is an intimate video portrait of life in South and West Chicago. For the past decade, Chicago has been enduring a violence epidemic, with a death toll in the thousands and casualties mirroring the losses experienced by the US army in the Iraq War over the same period. Allowing its subjects to take center stage and tell their stories in their own words, Robson-Scott’s film is unflinchingly honest in its depiction of life on the streets of one of the most dangerous cities in America.

Director: Will Robson-Scott
Producer: Bridie Woodward
The Rider And The Storm

Documentary / USA / 16 min.

Timmy Brennan is a New York iron worker who escapes the grind of the city through his true passion, surfing. But when Superstorm Sandy destroys his home in Breezy Point, Timmy loses everything - including his board. As Timmy digs through the ruins of his home day after day trying to recover lost possessions, he is met with the kindness of strangers and finds solace once again on the ocean.

Director: Bryn Mooser, David Darg
Producer: Olivia Wilde, Martha Rogers
Writer: Bryn Mooser, David Darg
Cast: Timmy Brennan

Documentary / USA / 11 min.

Margo Amer is a hospice nurse who has helped hundreds of patients find a peaceful ending to their lives. She has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The film traces the last weeks of her life.

Director: Frank Stiefel
Producer: John Marias, Frank Stiefel
Writer: Frank Stiefel
Cast: Margo Amer
The French Dip: A Tale From Los Angeles

Documentary / USA / 5 min.

Two restaurants in Los Angeles claim to have originated one of the most famous deli sandwiches in the United States. A short doc. film on the French Dip, a Los Angeles original.

Director: Joris Debeij
Producer: Joris Debeij
Writer: Joris Debeij

Documentary / USA / 13 min.

Every day Eugene panhandled near his campsite in The Presidio with his cat Trouble, his good cheer masking a painful and damning secret about his past.

Director: Jason Stanfield, Jordan Olshansky
Producer: Jason Stanfield, Jordan Olshansky
Writer: Jason Stanfield, Jordan Olshansky
Cast: Eugene Jacques

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