Event Newburyport Documentary Film Festival (LIBRARY EVENT CANCELLED)

September 18, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Please note that the in person screenings at the Library are cancelled. The 2021 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival will be presented elsewhere in town with some events virtual. Please see the Festival website for updates and information about where to access these and other films.


The Newburyport Public Library is partnering with the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

This program will be presented in two parts. First, we will be screening some film work by the students at RAW Art Works. After that, we will be screening the films entered for the 2021 Inaugural YES Awards.

Find information on RAW here.

YES AWARD TRADITIONAL DOCUMENTARIES
Film: Aquante
A documentary that examines the ongoing situation in Puerto Rico involving the battle again gender-based violence.
Filmmaker: Dominick Torres
Running Time: 22.12 minutes

Film: Black Lives Matter: Voices of the Past & Present
A documentary juxtaposing campus students' reactions to the protests of the spring/summer of 2020 and the Boston suburb of Belmont, which is a predominantly liberal and mainly white community.
Filmmaker: A student group from Fitchburg State University, identified as Sound Bytes One
Running Time: 23.45 minutes.

Film: Still the Same: A Documentary on Alzheimers
A son's documentary of his working-class father who is entering the mid-stages of the illness while in his late 40s.
Filmmaker: Michael Cook, A senior Film Student, Wheaton College.
Running Time: 14:14 minutes

NON-FICTION
Film: Black of Space
A hybrid of documentary and non-fiction storytelling, dealing with the notions of the personal identity of an immigrant.
Filmmaker: Gabriel Reid, a Junior filmmaker at Northeastern University.
Running Time: 3.00 minutes

FILM: Excerpt I
An entry reflecting on themes of isolation from the viewpoint of a recent immigrant.
Filmmaker: Cecilia Acevedo, a film/media student at Emerson College
Running Time: 3.00 minutes

FILM: Portrait Suspendu En Ra
An entry that is almost entirely void of any narrative voice-over also deals with cultural elements in America from the viewpoint of an immigrant student.
Filmmaker: Lyna Zidane, a film student at Emerson College.
Running Time: 4.22 minutes

Q&A to follow.

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