Powerless

Doc Shorts: Life Animated

A collection of real-life stories told through a variety of animated techniques.

117 minutes 10 Films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available Only in MO/IL

 

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

 

24

24

Directed by
Brian Yulo Ng
2019
3 minutes
English
An exploration of culture, memory, and trauma through the lens of a person born between identities.
Black&White

Black&White

Directed by
Eluned Zoe Aiano & Anna Benner
2019
19 minutes
Czech
An kaleidoscopic examination of a World War II legend involving nurses, Nazis, seduction, and syphilis in the small Czech town of Třeboň.
The Chimney Swift

The Chimney Swift

Directed by
Frédéric Schuld
2020
5 minutes
English
A British chimney sweeper describes his everyday routine of forcing young kids to become workers.
A Head Shorter

A Head Shorter

Directed by
Sasha Sivan Bortnik
2019
23 minutes
English
Naftali recounts his harrowing journey as a 12-year-old boy in the Holocaust and how he survived multiple concentration camps.
Just a Guy

Just a Guy

Directed by
Shoko Hara
2020
15 minutes
English
Three women share glimpses of their relationships with Richard Ramirez, a serial killer and rapist they contacted after he was convicted.
Le Futur

Le Futur

Directed by
Matthew Miller
2019
12 minutes
English & French
A meditation on the storied life and career of fashion designer Pierre Cardin.
Powerless

Powerless

Directed by
Tamar Chetzroni, Sahar Habany, Ziva Jacobovici, Shahar Kerub, Nitzan Paz & Nitzan Weiner
2019
9 minutes
Hebrew
Through anonymous testimonies and interviews, abuse victims — mostly teenagers — tell stories of how they were harmed or helped online.
Shaking a Singapore Spear

Shaking a Singapore Spear

Directed by
Hannes Rall
2020
17 minutes
English
Made in collaboration with the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, this delightful combination of live action and animation examines the relevance of Shakespeare's classical works to contemporary Singaporans.
The Shallow Pond

The Shallow Pond

Directed by
Clay Thomas
2020
3 minutes
English
Philosopher Peter Singer expands our understanding of what it means to care for each other on a global scale in this step-by-step walkthrough of his most famous thought experiment.
Tiger and Ox

Tiger and Ox

Directed by
Seunghee Kim
2019
8 minutes
Korean
A single mother and her daughter talk about what divorce means to women in Korea's patriarchal society.