Jacobs Ladder

Doc Shorts: Animals & Nature

Perspectives on animals, the environment, and the natural world.

126 minutes 7 Films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available Only in MO/IL

​​​​​​Q&A with “The Honest Work of Farming” director Rickie Ross and subject Austin Williams.

Doc Shorts Programming sponsored by Barry & Jackie Albrecht and Pat Scallet


Environmental Focus sponsored by Carol & Ward Klein

 

Blue Frontier

Blue Frontier

Directed by
Ivan Milosavljević
2020
20 minutes
Serbian
An elderly fisherman has spent his entire life searching for the biggest fish that the blue Danube hides, attempting to lure the river giant using an ancient practice of clapping on the river surface with a hand-carved piece of wood.
Honest Work of Farming

The Honest Work of Farming

Directed by
Rickie Ross
2020
15 minutes
English
A chronicle of the life of a Missouri farmer and his family as they learn the art of regenerative agriculture.
Jacobs Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

Directed by
Rupert Clague
2019
7 minutes
English & Spanish
The rare Peruvian plant toé creates intense, lucid dreams, and this film — made on location in the Amazon jungle under the guidance of Werner Herzog — transports viewers into this phantasmagorical realm.
Susana

Susana

Directed by
Laura Gamse
2020
4 minutes
English
Former slaughterhouse worker Susana returns to the scene at night to care for animals on their way to the kill floor.
Then Comes The Evening

Then Comes the Evening

Directed by
Maja Novaković
2019
28 minutes
Serbian
A portrait of two grannies — who are intimately connected both to each other and to nature — as they go about their everyday life as herders in the isolated hills of Eastern Bosnia.
Toxic Pigs

The Toxic Pigs of Fukushima

Directed by
Otto Bell
2019
35 minutes
English & Japanese
Following the nuclear-plant meltdown in Fukushima, irradiated wild boars roam the abandoned streets and buildings, and hunters are recruited to dispose of the toxic pigs.
Women and the Sea

The Women and the Sea

Directed by
Camila Guarda
2019
14 minutes
Spanish
Two women navigate life and death at sea in a remote Chilean fishing village.