SHOW 3: STAYING ALIVE
2:30pm • Sunday, March 26 | Albany Twin Theatre
We might just make it after all!
Filmmaker Q&A follows the screening.
Ichiro and the Wave • Isaac Kerlow • Documentary Short (10:40)
Ichiro was fishing near the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when the 2004 tsunami struck his boat. Stranded on an island during the devastation, he wondered if he would ever see his family again. Subtitles. SINGAPORE
The Loneliness of the Short Distance Runner • Holly Jacobson • Youth 6-12 (7:35)
A young girl dreams of competing in the Olympics and a local fun run offers her an opportunity to prove herself. UNITED KINGDOM
Voices from Kaw Thoo Lei • Martha Gorzycki • Documentary (10:45)
The Karen People of Burma (Myanmar), whose country remains ravaged by a war that has lasted more than six decades, believe that no one hears their pleas for help. In this animated experimental documentary, over 10,000 photos animate a landscape over which many voices from Kaw Thoo Lei may be heard.
The Legend of John Henry • Olivia Booker • Documentary (11:04)
Through his music, a Palo Alto native shares his love of nature and his frustration with the changing landscape of Silicon Valley.
Surviving International Blvd: Domestic Child Sex Trafficking • Documentary • Sian Taylor Gowan (20:00)
The complex reality of domestic child sex trafficking is revealed through the experiences of two local women from Oakland, California. Driving along International Boulevard’s dark streets, a mother recounts her determination to rescue her 15-year-old daughter from a sex trafficker “boyfriend”; and a nonprofit advocate and survivor of sexual exploitation shares her 14 years of experience helping young victims get help. Screened at Cannes Short Film Corner.
Silver Dogs • Erin Drake-Prior • Narrative (17:57)
Gentle comedy in which a recently divorced stand-up comedian, homeless and living in his car, struggles after his ex-wife forces him to take their two senior Weimaraners. Starring San Francisco stand-up Matt Lieb. Silver Dogs was made by Bay Area talent and crew. A portion of Silver Dogs was filmed at the Albany waterfront and its surrounding parking lots.
Stand Up and Kneel • Documentary • VICE News Tonight (7:00)
(Rolake Bamgbose, Producer, Jay Caspian Kang, Correspondent)
After San Francisco 49-ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first knelt for the national anthem, young people around the country have turned what was a national controversy into a local one. Filmmakers are in the locker room at Berkeley High School as the football team decides whether to join the protest. Originally aired on HBO’s VICE News Tonight November 4, 2016.