Documentary Shorts Program


Waiting for Hassana
In 2014, 276 teenage girls came together for exams in Chibok, Nigeria—by dawn, nearly all had disappeared, and their school was burned to the ground. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.

Bayard & Me
Walter Naegle’s boyfriend, Bayard Rustin, was a famous civil rights activist 30 years Walter’s senior. In the 1980s, Bayard decided to adopt Walter for legal protection. This love story is about a time when gay marriage was inconceivable.

Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy
Academy Award–nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy undergoes an adventure of wild proportions when she accidentally smuggles cigarettes.

Ten Meter Tower
People who have never been up a 10-meter diving tower must choose whether to jump or climb down in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.

The Rabbit Hunt
On the weekends during the harvest season, 17-year-old Chris and his family hunt rabbits in the sugarcane fields of the Florida Everglades.

White Riot: London
In 1977, immigration divides Britain. What happens when a punk fanzine challenges the status quo?

Project X
A top-secret NSA instruction manual directs American spies on how to travel undercover on U.S. soil while installing and maintaining government surveillance equipment in telecom epicenters around the country. One of those hubs is Project X.

Close Ties
Barbara and Zdzislaw will soon celebrate their 45th anniversary—despite their constant bickering, and the fact that Zdzislaw spent eight of those years living with another woman. This is a portrait of a relationship that, somewhat inexplicably, perseveres.

SECTION Shorts Program

RUN TIME 97 min