Documentary Program on Social Justice

Curated by Karen Sloe Goodman & Sean Gallagher

Sunday 9/23 @ 3:30pm – 186 Huron

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This Documentary Program on Social Justice includes short films which address issues surrounding LGBTQ, the Occupy Movement, Human Rights/Sexual Exploitation, Immigration and the Urban Environment. 

A special Q&A with directors Antony Osso & David Berman will follow the curated program. 

FEATURING:

The Devotion Project: My Person, directed by Antony Osso, 2012, USA, 10 min, color, HD
One in a series of 6 short award-winning documentary portraits of LGBTQ couples and families, celebrating their commitment and love.

Talk to the Horse, directed by David Berman & Michael Berman, USA, 2011, 15 min, color, HD
A silent, horse-headed news reporter interviews Occupy Wall Street protesters and onlookers in pursuit of understanding what the protest is really about.

Underage, directed by Danny Linsner & Ohm Phanphiroj, Thailand/USA, 2011, 7 min, color, HD
A documentary about underage male prostitutes in Thailand, this extraordinary film exposes the insidious problem of sexual exploitation among minors and the mistreatment of children.

Limbo, directed by Eliot Rausch, USA, 2012, 19 min, color, HD
This unique film exposes the lives of 3 undocumented students, living in the US without legal status. Never having touched a camera, the 3 students were gifted with a small handycam and trained for half a day. They were asked to film everyday for 3 months. Through their lens, this is their story. 

Vigilante Gardener, directed by Todd Bieber, USA, 2011, 3 min, color, HD
The filmmaker decides to illegally grow a vegetable garden on a neglected patch of land in Brooklyn. The garden is located on 8th Ave and 5th Street in Brooklyn, New York. Feel free to stop by and water it if you’re in the area. 

 

CURATORS: 

Sean Gallagher is a filmmaker (Wimoweh) & editor from New York. He is currently directing his first full-length documentary, The Black List, which reveals the story behind the longest litigated civil rights case in American history. Sean works as a Projectionist & on the Technology Staff at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY.

Karen Sloe Goodman is a Film Programmer at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, and resides in NYC. Karen has worked in documentary and feature production, and received her M.F.A. in Film Production (If She Grows Up Gay …), and an M.A. in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.