2020 Festival

Archived: Documentary Shorts Block (Encore Presentation)

Surveyors Museum / 220 Museum Dr, Lansing MI 48933 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Short Film

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Keeping Balance

*Denise, a 20-year-old girl, visits nearly every day the Viennese ‘Prater’ amusement park to take some rides with the electronic ‘Tagada’ carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.

Bernhard Wenger / 2015 / 5 minutes / German / Austria

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Kim Madrid

A slice of life of US Majors Formula Vee racer Kim Madrid as she competes at Buttonwillow Raceway

Brian Petillo / 2015 / 8 minutes / English / USA

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We Would End the Paintings

The use of music and art belong together. Taking time for both has been pushed to the background in the fast paced times of the world wide web. Alexander Hanke creates screen prints and gigposters under the pseudonym „Zum Heimathafen“ sin

Matthias Fritsche / 2105 / 5 minutes / German / Germany

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The Champion

From 1968 to 1976, Estaifan Shilaita was the boxing champion of Iraq. Despite his success, Estaifan was barred from representing the Iraqi national team. After this defeat, and with the encouragement of his family, he risked everything to leave his home country. He traveled to Greece where he faced constant struggle. Everything seemed hopeless until he met his wife Hannah who brought a joy into his life that has lasted almost 40 years.

Brett Garamella, Patrick McGowan / 2015 / 19 minutes / English / USA

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A Passion of Gold and Fire

A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.

Sébastien Pins / 2104 / 6 minutes / French / Belgium

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Skips Stones for Fudge

For over a decade, Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars and Kurt “Mountain Man” Steiner have endured a rivalry that lifted competitive stone skipping to unthinkable heights. Tested by physical ailments, emotional hardships and the rise of young talent, these obscure legends fight to cement their place in the record books.

Ryan Seitz / 2015 / 52 minutes / English / USA