We are pleased to present a selection of documentary shorts directed by women. This program was curated by Ivy Moylan.
Let The Blonde Sing.
Directed by Rachel Knoll. (USA, 2019, 13 min).
An intimate look into a small community in Alaska through the eyes of Beverly Sue Waltz, the bartender of the only bar open all-year-round.
Born in Texas, Beverly had dreams of becoming a country singer and traveled around the US performing at a young age. Pregnant at 15 and escaping a troublesome relationship, Beverly found herself in a small Alaskan town where she cares for her community that gathers in the Anchor Inn bar, occasionally singing on the bar's stage that was built for her.
Masha and Dasha: Two Hearts in One.
Directed by Diana Taylor (United Kingdom, 2018, 16 min).
Juliet Butler qualified with a degree in Russian. In 1982 she became a journalist in Moscow. She met the world's most extreme siamese twins Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova. Juliet discovered that the twins had been used for human experiments by the russian physiologist Anokhin and institutionalised all their lives. Juliet tells the incredible story of the twins who were hidden away from society for 50 years.
Deborah Harry Does Not Like Interviews.
Directed by Meghan Fredrich (USA, 2019, 17 min).
Blondie’s Debbie Harry endures years of superficial, tedious, and demeaning questions from journalists until she devises a brilliant way to turn interviews on their head.
Directed by Sharleny Gonzalez (USA, 2019, 2 min)
Two countries, one teen and her journey discovering that home does not need to be a place.
We Were Hardly More Than Children.
Directed by Cecelia Condit. (USA, 2019, 9 min).
"We Were Hardly More Than Children" tells an epic tale of an illegal abortion as lived by two friends on a frightful journey through a world that has little concern for their survival.
Directed by Elle Luan (China, 2018, 30 min).
Sesame and Bean, a Chinese lesbian couple, had to travel thousands of miles away from home to get married and again to get pregnant because both are illegal for same-sex couples in their own country. Now they are determined to create a more rainbow-friendly society for their babies.