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Sunday, December 10 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Short Docs 2: Against the Grain LIMITED

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Short documentaries full of compelling stories of the many ways to go against the grain.

52 Trolleybus
DIrected by David Aurbach
Run Time: 29 min, Austria
A story of a beloved former communist institution and its last gasps for survival and a look into the lives of the people that try to keep it all going amid the political and economic turmoil of the region. 

Bear In The Bedroom
DIrected by Albert Koomen
Run Time: 7 min, Australia
As he dresses, a bear reveals more than just a hairy chest - he talks about the highs and lows of his life and the healing power of love. 

Family Rewritten
Directed by Yasmin Mistry
Run Time: 13 min, USA
Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identifies as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that holds her family together suddenly unwinds. Just months before her 18th birthday Camilla finds herself in foster care, but instead of being ashamed, she makes a conscious decision to not let her situation define her. 

Directed by Alex Witkowicz
Run Time: 10 min
The world's best alligator rodeo takes place in the unsuspecting shadow of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. But the reasons behind this bizarre annual roundup will leave viewers enraptured with the animals, the people who wrestle them, and will create a newfound appreciation for what it's like to live life with all ten of their fingers still attached. 

Directed by Jessica Beshir
Run Time: 7 min, USA
One man's nightly ritual brings solace to the lovelorn of Harar. 

Directed by John Shaw
Run Time 5 min, USA
By powering up their "time machine," a dated Hi8 camcorder, two friends explore and discuss the joy of creating movies as a kid.

Directed by Ida Theresa Myklebost
Run Time: 16 min, USA
In a tent at a gas station lives six year old Menwar. Together with his siblings and parents, he fled Syria, hoping to find peace in Europe. But when they finally arrive, they find a continent that does not want them, a continent that has closed its borders to refugees like them.

He Who Dances on Wood
Directed by Jessica Beshir
Run Time: 6 min, USA
One man's search for joy has culminated in a constant experience of rhythm in the world around him. 
Total Run Time: 95 min 

Sunday December 10, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm AKST
Alaska Experience Theater Small 333 W 4th Ave # 207, Anchorage, AK 99501