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Friday, April 28 • 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Documentary Shorts Block 1

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Two Million Dollar Man 0:15:27
After a long day on set in Daytona, Zachary Vasquez is struck by an impaired wrong way driver and his life is changed forever. This short documentary is a fraction of what occurred to a young man with a strong, regular physical regimen when faced with unfortunate tragedy.
Trigger warning: the following contains photos, video, and person recollection of a traumatic event. Viewer discretion is advised.

Safe Harbor 0:07:57 The Safe Harbor Act is a law that helps decriminalize children who have been affected by Human Trafficking. Because of this law, a lot of Safe Houses in the U.S. are designed to help take in young girls that were affected by Human Trafficking and help restore back their lives.

The Eye Begins in The Hand 0:15:31 El Ojo Comienza En La Mano is a tribute to campesino histories in rural CA through the artwork of an artist largely absent from critical conversations on Chicanx art, Ruben A. Sanchez, as well as an unsentimental reckoning with the fate of many cultural workers that struggle between paying rent and/or creative endeavors.

Life With CTE: A Warren Sapp Story 0:14:47 Pro Football Hall of Fame and Super Bowl Champion -- Warren Sapp takes us inside his mind, while living with the fatal brain disease, CTE.

Python Huntress - Documentary 0:18:50 A glimpse into the life of Donna Kalil, an environmentalist who spends her nights patrolling the Florida Everglades in search of the Burmese Python–an invasive apex predator that has devastated local wildlife. Learn about the problem with pythons and why for Donna, fulfilling her job responsibilities does not always come easy.

Lafitte 2068: No Place to Call Home 0:14:00 Directed by Jean Lafitte youth filmmaker Emerson Boutte, this short documentary explores coastal erosion in her hometown of Lafitte, and what it means to the young people growing up there today. It explores the challenges the youth and future generations of Lafitte are facing regarding land loss occurring and potentially losing their town.

Change 0:05:08 Change is inevitable, but for autistic people, change can be felt more intensely than it can be for neurotypicals. Change has always been a struggle for Scott, but with his courage, the film Change shows how he navigated some of the most significant changes of his life. And with one of the greatest changes, it brought on the most unexpected surprise.
Change features an autistic musician, Jennifer Msumba, with her lyrics from her original song, Everything Keeps Changing, speaking to the story of this film.

Sirens and the Seashell Queen 0:11:24Three real-life merpeople find community and creativity in their pursuit of mythical alter egos. Carrie Wata finds meaning in breaking the generational cycle of water-related trauma for people of color. Merman Akylis dives in as a merman in a female-dominated profession. Iona Parris, a military veteran, started collecting shells and creating art to cope with symptoms of PTSD— and now her shell creations are prized collector’s items. All three are part of Florida's mermaid community, where they swim in the otherworldly beauty of Florida springs and create a world of their own.

Total Duration: 1:27:37

Friday April 28, 2023 12:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theatre #3
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