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The Caretaker 
Documentary
7 minutes
Director: Theo Rigby & Kate McLean
Year: 2012
Country: USA
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Joesy is a an undocumented immigrant from Fiji. She works as a live-in caretaker for 95-year-old Haru, a Japanese American who was sent to an interment camp during World War II. Joesy sends most of her wages back to her family in Fiji. It is part of her culture to care for others, and she forms a deep bond with Haru, although it is not always easy to provide round-the-clock help for someone nearing the end of life.


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Black Cherokee 
Documentary
21 minutes
Director: Sam Cullman & Benjamin Rosen
Year: 2012
Country: USA
blackcherokeefilm.com

For over a decade, Otis Houston Jr., a self-taught artist from Harlem, has performed for commuters on NYC’s FDR Drive. Black Cherokee explores this unique artist’s work at a time of great productivity, and significant challenge, as he cares for his beloved father who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. A meditation on family, inspiration, sanity and success, the film is a lyrical window into Houston’s deep sense of duty and the dynamic beauty of his art.

Cutting Loose 
Documentary
29 minutes
Director: Finlay Pretsell & Adrian McDowall
Year: 2011
Country: United Kingdom

A familiar salon scene: hairdressers poised, clients in place — haircutting, blow-drying, and chattering ensues. But these hairdressers are not your typical stylists — they’re all serving time in jail. Cutting Loose provides a snapshot of prison life during the build-up to the annual Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition. Listen to the dreams and aspirations of some of Scotland’s most dangerous prisoners as they style the hair of fellow inmates — with real scissors!

I Beat Mike Tyson 
Documentary
13 minutes
Director: Joshua Z Weinstein
Year: 2012
Country: USA
ibeatmiketyson.com


I BEAT MIKE TYSON - OFFICIAL TRAILER from Joshua Z Weinstein on Vimeo.

In 2005, an unknown boxer, Kevin McBride, stepped into the ring to face Mike Tyson. Tyson lost, declaring the match the last of his storied career. For McBride, it was supposed to be the beginning. Instead, it was the beginning of the end. I Beat Mike Tyson rediscovers McBride raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. He continues to box although his body is deteriorating, and beating Tyson was the only success he ever had.

Like A Dance 
Documentary
6 minutes
Director: Jill Orschel
Year: 2013
Country: USA

​World Premiere

Catalina abandons her dreams to dance professionally when she is diagnosed with cancer, but learns something about herself along the way.

The Mayor 
Documentary
9 minutes
Director: Theo Rigby & Kate McLean
Year: 2013
Country: USA

​World Premiere

Paul Bridges, the Republican mayor of Uvalda, Georgia (population 594), speaks fluent Spanish and is integrally connected to Uvalda’s Latino immigrant community. This includes his close relationship with the Hernandez family, many of whom are undocumented. After the State of Georgia adopts harsh anti-immigrant laws which make it criminal to drive or house undocumented people, Mayor Bridges stands up for his community and the Hernandez family, at home, and on the national stage.
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