2021 Festival

Sunday Documentary Shorts


Lansing Public Media Center / 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Documentary Short

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From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City

*DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE* From Flint is a documentary that tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis from those who have experienced this tragedy first hand and from activists on the ground working through grass root organizations to make a difference.

Elise Conklin / 2016 / 25 minutes / English / USA

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Mostly Waiting

Three men from Zimbabwe who came to South Africa in search of work and a better life, now spend their days on the side of a street, hoping for a job. An intimate look at what it is like to be a homeless refugee living on the streets of an afrophobic country and the dreams that the men have for their futures.

Thandi Sebe / 2016 / 29 minutes / English / Germany

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Nobody Dies Here

Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

Simon Panay / 2016 / 23 minutes / French / France

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The Duel

Based on a true story by Lili Taylor, The Duel is a visualization of her father’s private struggle with mental illness. Originally told on the award-winning RISK! podcast, Taylor recalls a harrowing afternoon in which she saved her younger brother from the dangerous reality of their father’s sudden mental breakdown.

Sean David Christensen / 2017 / 6 minutes / English / United States