Documentary Shorts: Lessons of Hope
This assembly of documentary short films showcases profiles of innovation, strength, and hope.
God's Love Split
Directed by Paloma Holub (B.F.A., film and television, 2023)
USA, 2023, 11 min.
God's Love Split focuses on the effects of the disaffiliation process in the United Methodist Church in Georgia and North Carolina.
Producer: Mekhna George
The Reconnaissance Painter
Directed by Matthew Corolis (M.F.A., dramatic writing, 2019)
Canada, 2023, 13 min.
After discovering dozens of her father's paintings from when he was a reconnaissance photographer during World War II, Jane Fleetwood-Morrow researches the 39th Reconnaissance Wing.
Producer: Matthew Corolis
Cast: Jane Fleetwood-Morrow
Seeds of Change
Directed by Maximilian Armstrong
USA, 2023, 27 min.
Mark McBrine, an organic farmer in Maine, sets out to transform the prison food system with the help of several incarcerated men and a five-acre prison garden unlike any other.
Producer: Maximilian Armstrong
Directed by Cecilia Brown and Winslow Crane-Murdoch
USA, 2023, 15 min.
At 95 years old Catherine Kuehn, a world-record deadlifter, prepares for her last competition as she reflects on the love, and the loss, that brought her to this moment.
Producer: Cecilia Brown
Trenton: To the Moon and Back
Directed by Josh Leong
USA, 2023, 18 min.
After dramatically escaping a trafficking group, brothers Brian Auga and Moses Allen find refuge in the rural town of Trenton, Georgia, impacting the deeply conservative community there forever.
Producers: Sam Gollob, Will Nelson, Josh Leong, Sofia Bara
Cast: Brian Auga, Moses Allen, Frances Taylor, Joann Taylor
Directed by Zeberiah Newman
USA, 2023, 18 min.
Masonia Traylor and Ciarra "Ci Ci" Covin create an underground network of women helping other women cope with and survive HIV diagnoses in the rural South.
Producer: Sheryl Lee Ralph