Film Festival'S ARCHIVE

  •   A film by Amanda Rife The Future of Education is based on a letter I wrote to the first lady, Mrs. Obama. In my letter I tell her about my school, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, why I like my school, and why I believe that there should be more schools like the […]

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  •   Well over a decade after one of the most brutal conflicts in the hemisphere, the ex‐refugees of the El Salvadoran civil war still face substantial social and environmental challenges. With the partnership of an organization looking for local‐born solutions to these problems, the community has been able to pull itself together and take ownership […]

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  • The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. This video strives to effectively communicate our mission to our community. Produced by Jay Galvan, Filmmaking & Storytelling Sage, Artist in Resonance Film Indie Filmmaker in Austin, TX, Jay Galvan started his career after graduating […]

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  •   Oxfam America created this film to raise awareness about transparency – or lack thereof – in the oil, gas, and mining industries. When companies don’t disclose their payments to the countries from which their products are extracted, it greatly affects the livelihoods of the poor communities that rely on the profits of their natural […]

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  • Art Erotica pecks up the ironic skirt of the Octopus Club’s over the top art auction that cleverly links fun and human sexuality to HIV awareness and the perpetual support of the local ALDS community. Titillating images, witty characters, and an impressive soundtrack from Comfort Stand makes this documentary short even more entertaining than it […]

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  • Jill Chamberlain JILL CHAMBERLAIN is Founding Director of The Screenplay Workshop, Austin’s only dedicated screenwriting program. Jill is also a professional screenwriter and script doctor whose work has been seen in theaters across the U.S. and on three continents. As a screenwriting coach, story consultant and instructor, she’s helped hundreds of writers find the best […]

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  • What happened in California isn’t just about Prop 8. — It’s about people. The heart is where hope finds shelter. It is at the center of all that makes us human. It is as fragile as glass; And as resilient as iron. Some say civil union is good enough. Would it be good enough for […]

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  • The Homewood area of Pittsburgh, PA has been plagued in recent years with gun violence. But the number one what-I-would-change-if-I-could answer from residents is abandoned properties. Homewood is painted all over, in broad strokes, with swaths of empty lots and blighted homes. John Wallace, a professor who’s spent more than two years planning the Homewood […]

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  • Celebrating the unique and powerful Daraja Academy in Kenya: the first free all-girls secondary school in all of East Africa. Daraja Academy is a revolutionary idea – a secondary school where remarkable Kenyan girls, otherwise forgotten due to the lack of school fees, are given the one thing they desire most… a chance to succeed, […]

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  • Urban Roots is the powerful story of the rise of the urban farming movement in post industrial Detroit. The diverse citizens of Detroit have come together to create hope and community through small, independent farms grown in the city, that make fresh food available to people, many for the first time. Showing Friday July 29, 2011 […]

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