Our Time to Shine: Documentary Shorts One
86 min. total running time
Screens Friday, 11/20 at 2:00 PM
(13m, U S A) dir. by Payne Lindsey
Our People is a cinematic documentary that explores the lives of different people across America, shedding light on our similarities, and taking one step closer toward a better coexistence.
(12m, U S A) dir. by River Finlay
Luchadora follows Luna Mágica - an aging professional Lucha Libre Wrestling star who dreams of becoming World Wrestling Champion while struggling to make ends meet as a single mom in Mexico City and regain custody of her son who was taken by her estranged husband who claims she is unfit to be a mother because of her profession as a luchadora.
(7m, U S A) dir. by Amber Cortes
Meet Avispa. She's small, she flies, and in the ring - all the guys are afraid of her. This is the story of the unlikely rise of the Pacific Northwest's only fully debuted female professional luchadora. Follow along with Avispa - a college student by day and a luchadora by night - as she runs, jumps, kicks, and finds her way through the ranks of Lucha Libre.
(14m, United Kingdom, Cuba) dir. by Andreas Hadjipateras
A short documentary about Cockfighting in Cuba. Exploring the cultural and social importance that it has for many Cubans, the film paints a portrait of a controversial but also popular sport through four different characters.
The Hollerin' Contest At Spivey's Corner
(17m, U S A) dir. by Brian Gersten, Liv Dubendorf
This documentary short is about the history, characters, and sounds of the National Hollerin’ Contest. Hollerin’ itself is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans, and the annual competition has been held in the small town of Spivey's Corner, NC since 1969. The film follows the stories of three former champions as they attempt to reclaim their titles, and keep the oft-forgotten tradition of hollerin' alive.
Born Into This
(23m, U S A) dir. by Lea Scruggs, Sean Ryon
Is Sherif Younan helping his son succeed as a professional boxer, or pushing him too far?