The 2019 Meredith College Documentary Film Festival, featuring a variety of short documentaries, will be held on Sunday, January 27, in Carswell Auditorium. (Snow Date Sunday, February 3, 2019). This event is free and open to the public.
2 p.m. Short Documentaries (67 minutes)
A short documentary by Lorena Alvarado about a young woman with a passion for fencing who learns to deal with the loss of her limbs.
Canyon Song (13:31)
This short documentary by Dana Romanoff and Amy Marquis is about two young Navajo girls learning about their culture and history.
Dancing on Wheels (10:41)
Qingzi Fan’s short documentary about a ballerina who learns to dance in the body that she has after a tragic accident.
In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas (11:00)
Gail Reimer honors the first woman rabbi who died in Auschwitz through this short documentary.
Little Works of Art (13:00)
A short documentary by Kim Best about Harold “Cat Man” Sims and his American Museum of the House Cat, which he founded in order to support his no-kill, open cat shelter.
Lotte Reiniger (2:51)
An animated documentary about animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger by animator and director Anna Humphries, drawn in Reiniger’s signature style.
A short animated film by director and animator Eri Yokoyama about Tokio, a man who buys a plant to attract butterflies but must wait a long time for them to arrive.
Why Not Now? (2:51)
Director Riley Hooper shares the story of Vivian Stancil, who, at the age of 49, began to swim even though she was blind and afraid of water.
Followed by a discussion moderated by filmmakers Camden Watts, ’03, Vivian Bowman Edwards, and Kim Best.
3:45 p.m. Short Documentary Film
Dulatown (28 mins)
Filmmaker Beth Davison explores the history and legacy of Dulatown, a community in Caldwell County that was established when slave owner Alfred Dula bequeathed land to his slave Harriet and their eight children.
Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Beth Davison moderated by Camden Watts, ’03.
4:45 p.m. Short Films by Meredith College Students
This session will include a selection of work created by Meredith students, followed by a discussion with faculty and student filmmakers moderated by Camden Watts, ’03.
The Meredith College Film Festival is presented by the Meredith College Department of English, funded by the Mary Lynch Johnson Chair in English with cooperation from Carlyle Campbell Library.