Documentary Shorts Competition

Documentary Shorts Competition

Filmmakers in attendance, Q&A to follow screening


Directed by Brandon Pestano

Driven from his ancestral home, Juvencio Gómez fights to keep his culture, language and stories alive.


El Ojo Comienza En La Mano (The Eye Begins in the Hand)
Directed by Yehuda Sharim
Austin Premiere

A tribute to campesino histories in rural CA through the artwork of an artist largely absent from critical conversations on Chicanx art, Ruben A. Sanchez, as well as an unsentimental reckoning with the fate of many cultural workers that struggle between paying rent and/or creative endeavors.


Imelda Is Not Alone
Directed by Paula Heredia
Southwest Premiere

Imelda, an abused teenager, faces decades in prison after being accused of having an abortion. Her only hope for freedom is a citizen’s movement that dares to defend women who are persecuted under El Salvador’s total ban on abortion.


Tres Almas en Busca de un Abrazo (Three Souls in Search of an Embrace)
Directed by Tom Donohue & Greg Shaya
Southwest Premiere

Three handicapped dancers train to compete in one of the most exclusive venues, the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires.


Who She Is
Directed by Jordan Dresser, Sophie Barksdale
Southwest Premiere

Say my name and I will live forever….Sheila. Lela. These are the women hidden within the statistics of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. Meet them. See them. Say their names. They are “Who She Is”.


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LANGUAGESEnglish, Spanish, Pemón
RUN TIME: 114 Minutes