Opening Day Special

Friday, August 7, 2020
3PM
Missed the premiere?

FINDING ELIJAH

Director: Yolonda Johnson-Young

USA

24:58

Told from a mother’s perspective, Finding Elijah follows a young man’s journey from home; into mental illness, to homelessness, and ultimately to suicide. It explores how a search for answers leads a mother to action.

IN BETWEEN THE WHITE SPACE

Director: Tyler Mendelson

USA

15:00

In Between the White Space is a short film drama set inside the virtual space of a text conversation. Two veteran friends come "face to face," detailing the struggles of life after the military, loss of identity, and the often tragic circumstances of our warfighter's fighting their battles alone. The film delves into a largely misunderstood topic, set amid the most internationally connected, yet emotionally disconnected age in human history.

Documentary Block A 

Friday, August 7, 2020
4PM
Missed the premiere?

HOPE SERVED FRESH: RECOVERY FRIENDLY EMPLOYMENT

Director: Jessica Vecchione

USA

14:55

A pizzeria owner in Oneonta New York decides to create a "sober and recovery friendly" workplace, starting a trend that reaches the upper levels over New York State Government.

FAMILY REWRITTEN

Director: Yasmin Mistry

USA

13:15

Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identified as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that held her family together suddenly snapped. Just months before her 18th birthday Camilla found herself in foster care, but instead of feeling ashamed, she made a conscious decision to not let the situation define her. 

NEVER GIVE UP

Director: Jonathan Schörnig 

Malta

15:00

In 2014, Mekon had to flee Nigeria after his parents were murdered. Mekon had been making music as long as he could think but once he had to flee, Mekon has had to fight for his survival. In summer of 2018, he decided to flee to Europe, where he was saved from a rubber boat by a German NGO. Living in Malta now, he is singing again.

RETRATOS DE MI MADRE "PORTRAITS OF MY MOTHER"

Director: Tavo Ruiz
Mexico

11:11

This is a documentary about my mother and the moment that changed her life. Through her narration, my mother confesses to me what she remembers from the moment she was raped as a child. By painfully recalling this traumatic event, she reflects on the sexual abuse of children and the scars that these events leave in a person's life.

I AM MORE THAN MY HAIR

Director: Alyscia Cunningham

USA

29:04

From the time we are young, girls are pressured into a set belief of beauty standards. Hair is certainly high on the list and is often labeled as our "crown and glory." Where does this notion fit for females with alopecia (the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows)?

AMERICA HEARD: REFUGE OF HOPE

Director: Yasmin Mistry

USA

5:00

Syracuse, New York is an unlikely home to over 10,000 former refugees. Two women at the forefront of this community reflect on what their presidential vote means to those whose only true home is the American town that took them in.

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