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American Documentary Film Festival: Mini-Marathon

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American Documentary Film Festival

Join us on Friday, April 5th for a screening of a selection of films from the Festival (from animation to shorts and features) starting at 10:15 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. The schedule of films is posted below and will be in print at the library. This FREE event will be in The Learning Center (seating is limited). For more information, visit the American Documentary Film Festival website.

Schedule:


10:15am: Doors Open


10:35am: Kifaru (81min.)

USA / DAVID HAMBRIDGE / CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

KifaruFollow the lives of two young Kenyan recruits that join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit—a small group of rangers that care for and protect Sudan (the last male northern white rhino or kifaru in Swahili). Spanning over the course of the caretakers' first four years on the job, experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand through the lens of these men and view extinction in real-time.

 

 

 

 


12:10pm: Hearts Of Glass (78min.)

USA / JENNIFER TENNICAN / SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

Follow the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest (VH). VH is a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that provides meaningful employment for people with disabilities. The film weaves the story of VH’s launch with the personal journeys of employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Plants and people grow together in this intimate portrait of innovation, inclusion and community.


1:30-2:00pm: 30 Minute Break

2:05pm: Havana, From on High (81min.)

CANADA/ PEDRO RUIZ / U.S. PREMIERE

Havana, From on HighThe chronic shortage of housing in Central Havana has pushed the city upwards, where life spills out onto the rooftops. Resilient and remarkable, these rooftop dwellers have a privileged point of view on a society in the process of major transformation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3:35pm: Capturing The Flag (76min.)

USA / ANNE DE MARE / CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

Capturing the FlagA tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, NC—a possible site of 2016 voter suppression—intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens. What they find at the polls serves as both a warning and a call to action for anyone interested in protecting the “One Person, One Vote” fundamental of our democracy. The film deals with themes that are sometimes sensationalized and manipulated in the media: Left vs. Right, North vs. South and Black vs. White. As we gear up for the coming elections in 2019 and 2020, the film's message contains the fierce urgency of now.

 

 

 

 

 


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