The film follows America’s pioneering women rabbis as they travel to Berlin and Terezin with a special delegation of American Jewish historians, rabbis, and communal leaders to rescue Regina Jonas, the first woman to be ordained as a Rabbi, from the oblivion of the Holocaust.
It’s a Match! is a 15 minute documentary about one girl’s adventures in the online dating scene in Portland, Maine. Awkward, charming and poignant, Evelyn’s dates are less than successful.
2018 Online New England Film Festival | Mass Reality Film Check | Salem Film Fest | Documentary | Maine | Massachusetts | Mass Reality Check college documentary shorts program at SFF 2018 | Audience Award Winner
Take a trip off the coast of Maine and visit the country’s only colony of Atlantic Puffins. Follow these pint-sized seabirds across the island of Eastern Egg Rock, where researchers and interns work to continue to preserve this species in an effort which is forty-four years in the making.
Sade Bolger is an 18-year-old musician from Vermont. Recently having come out as non-binary, this documentary highlights Sade in relation to their passion for music, their unapologetic authenticity, and their place in Vermont in a genuine endeavor to influence the future, both online and in-person.
Looking back at Me highlights Sade as they represent and give voice to the trans and nonbinary people in the world who constantly combat stigma and erasure. By telling their story, Sade displays the intersectionality between identities, passions, and the places you call home.
Join Gus in his latest Gus Outdoors adventure as he fishes along the coast of Rhode Island in search of search of Bluefish, Striped Bass & more.
A documentary on homelessness and the journey of Leroy Bailey who’s God-appointed mission is to walk the perimeter of the United States, raising awareness and money to build shelters and hope centers across the country for the homeless.
I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly is a new documentary film about this 94 year old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet of 50+ children’s books, maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Ashley’s talent was nurtured by artist Romare Bearden. Ashley was drafted out of art school into the segregated US army at age 19. He served in an all-Black battalion during World War II and preserved his humanity by drawing, stowing supplies in his gas mask. Ashley now lives on the remote Cranberry Islands, Maine, and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. He quotes Marian Anderson admonishing “to keep another down you have to hold them down, and therefore cannot … soar to the potential within you.” He spreads beauty and joy through his linocut prints exhorting “Let My People Go” to the tune of the Spiritual Oh Mary Don’t You Weep, a song composed by slaves, sung by Kim and Reggie Harris with Bernice Johnson Reagon. His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages.
Tommy is a young man with Landau–Kleffner syndrome, an extremely rare neurological disorder with only 100 cases diagnosed every ten years. LKS is characterized by frequent seizures and sudden aphasia (the inability to understand or express language). Over the past five years, Tommy’s caretaker, Erin, has developed a way to communicate with him using words and phrases from his favorite Disney films. Tommy and Erin take their weekly walk on Walden Pond to reflect and get away from the world.