Mass Reality Film Check
In the heart of Crystal New Mexico, renowned Navajo Master Weaver Irene H. Clark lives with her family. Passing forward the artisan knowledge of her mother Glenebah Hardy, Irene and her children teach us what it means when a strong connection with one’s heritage, landscape, and family is woven together to create beautiful artwork.
Constance Smith is an Afro Latina plus size model from Boston, MA. She is an advocate for anyone struggling to love and accept their bodies. The documentary “Size 22” features how Constance Smith breaks the stereotypical beauty standard that idealizes thinness and pushes the idea that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Eileen is a meditation teacher, author, and psychologist. At age 82 she takes on a new identity: a “canary in a coal mine” for a society rapidly disconnecting from nature. After toxic exposure in a senior living community, Eileen has developed Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, an illness causing a severe allergy to all synthetic chemicals and fragrance. In this experimental documentary shot on the organic farm where she seeks refuge, Eileen shares her story. But is it an illness of one woman, or the aching of a planet?
2018 Online New England Film Festival | Mass Reality Film Check | Salem Film Fest | Documentary | Massachusetts | Mass Reality Check college documentary shorts program at SFF 2018 | Watch Online Now |
Eastie is a film about Cucchiello’s Bakery being pushed out of East Boston after 70 years in business. We made the film in hopes of bringing to light the effects that gentrification can have on small businesses such as this one.
After the 2017 Women’s March in Boston, professors from Northeastern University collected over 6,000 protest signs, creating a living archive of the signs. Art of the March highlights the living archive project as well as the role of protest signs and the function of protests in our democracy.
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.