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Clarabell Shorts: Documentary Download

Shorts Blocks
Running Time:113:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 AM EST
Friday, November 12
Thalian Main

The Beauty of Being Deaf
Chella Man

A film shot underwater, featuring an all BIPOC, Deaf cast performing a poem in American Sign Language on the beauty of being deaf. Because what is more beautiful than the ability to communicate underwater?


Unity Mosque
Nicole Teeny

After having to hide their relationship while making the Hajj, El-Farouk—a gay Imam—and his husband Troy co-founded Unity Mosque in Toronto, one of the world’s first Queer-affirming and gender-equal mosques. Though the mosque receives death threats, it forges on, playing a life-saving role in the lives of its members.


The Seeds We Keep
Gabrielle E.W. Carter, D.L. Anderson

Part narrative essay, part documentary, this piece is a love song for the land, for generational wisdom and for the vital questions that come with making your place in it. Unfolding a lush vision of what is and could be in her meditation on Black land ownership and seed saving.


What Remains
Paavo Hanninen

A look at the people that live and work on the disappearing coast of Louisiana via travelling with oysters from the coast to New Orleans and back again. Featuring a score by Eric Heigle with Louis and Andre Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers).


Águilas/Eagles
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre

Along the southern border in Arizona, it is estimated that one out of every five missing migrants are ever found. This is the story of one group of volunteer searchers, themselves largely immigrant Latinos, who set out to recover missing loved ones, amidst rising political repression, cartel violence, and the difficulties of traveling the Sonoran Desert.


Bear Your Bias
Manasi Prasad

An explorative, earnest look at combating the implicit bias within yourself.

A Honey Head Mentorship Film.


Little Sparks
Denali Schmidt

Three young students in The Bronx navigate the daily challenges of remote learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


The Road to Justice
Kaliya Warren, Brendan Hall

Two groups, black middle school Chicagoans, and other older Americans who lived through the 1960’s, embark on a civil rights tour through the American South reckoning with the painful history of racial injustice. The film was produced in partnership with The Nation, formerly the abolitionist newspaper “The Liberator” in 1831.


Eighteen Forward
Brad Walker, Zai

In the wake of national protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, a community of artists and activists in Wilmington, NC submitted a proposal to city council seeking approval for a “Black Lives Matter” art installation on city property.