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Friday, August 20 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Documentary: Short Stories Block

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Documentary - Short Stories

Title: SNOWY
Director: Kaitlyn Schwalje , Alexander Lewis
Run Time: 12:11
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Every November, co-Directors Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje eat Thanksgiving dinner at Alex's Aunt and Uncle’s house just outside of Philadelphia. And every November, they marvel at the fact that the family’s 4-inch-long pet turtle, Snowy, is still alive. Snowy has lived an isolated life in the family basement for the past 10+ years with minimal sunlight and no companionship other than that of his primary caretaker, Uncle Larry. In an effort to improve Snowy's life we ask: Is Snowy happy? And is Snowy even capable of experiencing happiness? This short documentary is both an investigation into animal happiness and an intervention to improve one turtle’s life.

Director: Mayra A. Flores, Nicholas Manting Brewer
Run Time: 03:23
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A young mother, whose family is separated by ICE, shares her story in this short animated documentary. As President Biden changes immigration policies, the film serves a requiem for families torn apart by America's immigration crackdown.

Director: Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers
Run Time: 13:33
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Director: Emily Harrold
Run Time: 39:47
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, SC between the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. In doing so, this film explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in the 21st century and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.

Friday August 20, 2021 5:00pm - 6:15pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

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