Shorts Save America

120 min.
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Film Info
Section:Shorts Programs
Runtime:120 min.
Production Country:NR


The current political climate of our nation has many marginalized communities fearing for their future as America becomes increasingly divided. This collection of short films shines a light on these people as they examine the way their lives have changed since November 9th, 2016. In Los Lecheros, the fates of undocumented immigrant workers and Wisconsin's $43 billion dairy industry are inextricably linked— both uncertain of their future, as the threat of deportation under the Cheeto administration rise. Notes From Dunblane: Lessons From a School Shooting offers a sensitive look into the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Massacre and a critique of America’s irresponsible relationship with the 2nd Amendment. 50 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, people of color across the US are still having to fight for their right to vote. Dynamic documentary filmmaker, Dawn Porter, is on the case in You Have The Right To Vote. Gavin Grimm vs. offers insight into the life of transgender teen Gavin Grimm after he sued his local school board when its members refused to let him use the bathroom of his choice. He was ready to take his case all the way to the Supreme Court then the election happened. And finally, Lifeboat takes us to the frontlines of a refugee rescue mission in the Mediterranean. IN PERSON: Directors Skye Fitzgerald (Lifeboat), Jim Cricchi (Los Lecheros), Kim Snyder (Notes from Dunblane).