One Night Only: Media That Matters 2010 Showcase

One Night Only: Media That Matters 2010 Showcase

USA, 2010, 105 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Canada, Chine, United Kingdom, Haiti
Genre/Subjects: Art, Documentary, Experimental, Political, Short, Social Issues, Womens Issues
Language: Various English Sub-Titles

One Night Only! Saturday, June 12 at 7pm
Director Yan Chun Su (The Last Town) In-Person!

Digital presentation - Media That Matters, a project of Arts Engine, is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. Local and global, online and in communities around the world, Media That Matters engages diverse audiences and inspires them to take action. To watch the entire collection of Media That Matters films, please go to: www.mediathatmattersfest.org.

This Package features:

- DENIED - Directed & Produced by Julie Winokur
(USA/12:00/Documentary) - Simultaneously battling cancer and abandonment by her insurance company, one woman fights for her right to health care. JURY AWARD
- DAY JOB - Directed & Produced by Sara Hopman
(USA/6:36/Documentary) Day laborers voice their grievances and reflect on the challenges they face as they bide their time in parking lots, hoping that work is around the corner. ECONOMIC JUSTICE AWARD
- I’M JUST ANNEKE - Directed & Produced by Jonathan Skurnik
(Canada & USA/11:14/Documentary) With the support of family and friends, a 12-year-old experiences the onset of puberty in the fluid space between genders. CHANGEMAKER AWARD
- THE LAST TOWN - Directed & Produced by Yan Chun Su
(China & USA/7:26/Documentary) What if your hometown ceased to exist? Take one last look at a 2000-year old town before it is flooded by China’s Three Gorges Dam project. SUSTAINING TRADITIONS AWARD
- I AM SEAN BELL - Directed & Produced by Stacey Muhammad
(USA/10:36/Documentary) Young boys reflect on the Sean Bell tragedy, speaking out about their fears and hopes as they approach manhood in a city where the lives of young black men are often cut short. SPEAKING OUT AWARD
- JUSTICE DENIED: VOICES FROM GUANTANAMO - Directed by Joel Engardio
(UK & USA/9:30/Documentary) Wrongfully imprisoned and later released, Guantanamo detainees recount their stories as they move on with their lives and chart a course for healing. GLOBAL JUSTICE AWARD
- NO ONE BOTHERED - Directed by Josephine Boxwell, Produced by Laurie Nicholls
(UK & Canada/7:54/Documentary) Meet Claire and Darren, and take a tour of the streets they used to call home and the daily ridicule they encountered. EMPOWERMENT AWARD
- AQUAFINITO - Directed & Produced by Annalise Littman
(USA/8:18/Documentary) Why do consumers ignore our most “green” source of drinking water—the tap? A simple taste test yields eyeopening results. YOUTH SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
- SHADES OF THE BORDER - Directed & Produced by Patrick Smith
(DR, Haiti, & USA/12:00/Documentary) One island, two countries, many skin colors. A history of racial prejudice divides the island of Hispaniola. RACIAL DIALOGUE AWARD
- UNINSURED IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA - Directed & Produced by Katie Falkenberg
(USA/5:17/Documentary) In one of the most impoverished and uninsured areas in the U.S., the inhabitants of the Mississippi Delta grapple daily with an impossible dilemma: do they put food on the table or life-saving medicine in the cabinet? HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
- MY HOTNESS IS PASTED ON YEY! - Directed & Produced by Gus Andrews
(USA/5:37/Experimental, Puppetry) What do audiences want—naked truth or flawless beauty? Puppets Weena and Erna expose the trade secrets of an industry chasing after perfection. FAIR USE AWARD
- LESSONS FROM A TAILOR - Directed by Galen Summer, Produced by Caitlin Dourmashkin
(USA/8:23/Docu

US Distributor: Arts Engine

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