Journeys / Viajes

Moving forward, searching within, fighting for rights, coming of age: a selection of powerful short documentary films on the human journey, by local, student and international directors. Post-screening Q&A with local filmmakers. [90 min.]

Sunday, Oct 8 @ 2PM-3:30PM - Appleton Grill Event Lounge

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37° North

Dir. Puck Lo

A Korean-American farmer collects and harvests rare Korean heirloom seeds in California. [3:40 min. Local Filmmaker]

 
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Between Seasons

Dir. Puck Lo & Sam Ellison

In Salinas, former and current farm workers grapple with the legacy of decades of activism in the fields. [11 min. Spanish w/ English subtitles. Local Filmmaker]

 

 
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Broken Windows

Efren Lopez

A local war photographer, who returns from Afghanistan with PTSD, finds healing in photographing the old buildings & grounds of Fort Ord. From the series Fort Ord: A Sense of Place, produced by Enid Baxter Ryce at CSUMB. [7 min. Local Filmmaker]

 

 

Dance With Your Heart

Dir. Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

Jennyselt, a dancer with Afro-Cuban folklore group Yoruba Andabo, seeks a young successor to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive. [10:30 min. Spanish w/ English subtitles. Local Filmmaker]

 

 
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Dejando Huella and Permiso

Dir. Edgar Ontiveros & Jorge Flores

Two short videos by indigenous Oaxacan, spoken-word artist Jorge Flores, aka Jota Efectus. Filmed in Salinas. [2:30 min. In Spanish. Local Filmmaker]

 

 
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Every G.I. is a P.O.W.

Dir. Jaeson Amarillas

Profile of conscientious objector Paul Johnston who, during the Vietnam War, worked to organize anti-war protests from within the military at Fort Ord. Part of the series Fort Ord: A Sense of Place, produced by Enid Baxter Ryce at CSUMB. [7 min. Local Filmmaker]

 
 courtesy indybay.org

courtesy indybay.org

ICE Raid: Lessons & Aftermath

Brenda Avila-Hanna & Kati Greaney

In the early hours of February 13, 2017, the Sanctuary city of Santa Cruz experienced a controversial immigration sweep by ICE Agents. Affected families, community leaders and law-enforcement speak out. What lessons were learned, and what challenges lie ahead? [5 min. Local Filmmakers]

 

 
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Karen

Dir. Vanessa Cano

Despite her difficult past, former foster youth Karen continues to strive to achieve her goals against all odds. [6 min. Local Filmmaker]

 
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The Battle For Matheny Tract

Dir. Samuel Contreras

Low-income residents living in the unincorporated community of Matheny Tract in Tulare County fight for clean and affordable drinking water. [20 min. Spanish w/ English subtitles. Local Filmmaker]