Doc Fest Top Shorts Program
5 Short Films
Song of Bethlehem - 30 min
DIRECTOR: Ken Goldstein
The true meaning of "Make America Great" is explored in this investigative music documentary that juxtaposes a 30-year-old "Song of America" against the rebirth of the town it was written about and its inspirational 20-year journey to becoming a global icon of redevelopment.
Unwelcome - 15 min
DIRECTOR: Ida Theresa Myklebost
This film takes an unusual approach in covering the Syrian war by giving the microphone to a six-year-old refugee boy and letting him narrate the film himself.
Dr. Trash - 25 min
DIRECTOR: Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan
Dr. Trash knows treasure from the detritus that surrounds it. Some of the treasure he seeks lines his pockets, materialized in the thousands of dollars worth of textbooks, technology, and clothes that he salvages every year when students move out of a large university on the East coast of the U.S.
30% Sun, 100% Fun - 5 min
DIRECTOR: Deirdre O’Connor
Children at Robert Moses Beach on Long Island enthusiastically share their perspectives and observations on the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
My Paintbrush Bites - 16 min
DIRECTORS: Joel Pincosy, Joe Egender
Q/A with Joel Pincosy, Joe Egender
A man battling reclusion and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways.