A Sister’s Call
Director/Producer: Kyle Tekiela and Rebecca Schaper/Georgia, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 77 Minutes
Genres: Biography, Mental Health
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1PM – 2:30PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: LA, SA
Synopsis: This documentary was shot over a 14 year period beginning in 1997 and ending in 2011. It follows Rebecca Schaper struggling to rehabilitate her mentally ill brother Call Richmond, after he returns from a 20 year disappearance. In the end, we discover that the true story isn’t about Call’s journey to recovery at all, but about Rebecca and her family coping with the “sins of our father” legacy of abuse and the impact that caring for a mentally ill person makes on one’s own life.

Andrew Bird: Fever Year
Director/Producer: Xan Aranda/ Illinois, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 80 Minutes
Genres: Music
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 8PM – 10PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago – feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? Or merely transforming into a different kind of animal “perfectly adapted to the music hall?” Fever Year is the first to capture Bird’s precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater with collaborators Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis and Annie Clark of St. Vincent.

Beast Wishes
Director/Producer: Trish Geiger/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Genres: Biography, History
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 8:15PM – 9:15PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: This documentary that takes a heartfelt look at the fascinating world of Bob and Kathy Burns, the goodwill ambassadors of sci-fi and horror film fandom. This amazing couple has dedicated their lives to nurturing the creative spark in award-winning masters of the Hollywood makeup and special effects industries.

Bible Storyland
Director: Stephanie Hubbard/ California, USA
Producer: Harvey Jordan
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 85 Minutes
Genre: History, Religion
Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: This film follows an art dealer on his obsessive journey to find the mysteries of an ill-fated Bible theme park intended to compete with Disneyland in 1960s Southern California

Bo
Director/Producer: Dave Schweb/ New York, USA
Co-Director: Kelly McCoy Co-Producer: Vicki Hersh
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Peru, USA
Running Time: 22 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Health
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 8:30pm – Nick Adams Photography
Caution Codes: NU
Synopsis: Everyone loves Bo. It’s impossible to not like him, he’s charming, fun, cool—all around good company. He has a zest for life which unfortunately will be ending too soon. Diagnosed with fatal throat cancer, doctors have given him three months to live. Bo is a much-loved attorney in the vibrant city of Ft. Lauderdale Florida, and a professional photographer with a penchant for beautiful young ladies. He’s not one to go out without a fight. Journey with Bo as he comes to terms with his illness and searches deep in the Peruvian jungle for the meaning of life and redemption.

Canary in the Mine
Director: Danielle Heifa/ Ontario, Canada
Producer: Steve Henderson
Country of Production: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Running Time: 33 Minutes
Genre: Environment
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2:20PM – 2:55PM – Red Cliffs 3; Friday, Sept 7th, 7:40PM – 8:15PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Canary in the Mine is a short documentary exploring the personal and political ramifications of one of Canada’s most controversial industries: the mining and exportation of Chrysotile Asbestos.

Code of the West
Director/Producer: Rebecca Richman Cohen/ Massachusetts, USA
Co-Producers: Francisco Bello, Daniel Chalfen, Jim Butterworta, Joshua Weinstein
Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 71 Minutes
Genre: Health, Politics, Social Issues
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:30PM – 9:45PM – Red Cliffs 3; Friday, Sept 7th, 6:00PM – 7:15PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: LA
Synopsis: At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront of national attention. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana is poised to become the first in the nation to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of marijuana grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, CODE OF THE WEST follows the 2011 Montana State Legislature as it debates the fate of medical marijuana. This is the story of the many lives and fraught emotions tied to one of the most heated policy questions facing the country today.

Dave
Director/Producer: Eric Geadelmann/ California, USA
Co-Producer: Chris Sattel, Dan Pitts, Kelly Magelky, Matt Summers, Tim Oliphant
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Family, Sports
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 8:15PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: An unlikely mentor uses basketball to shepherd an intellectually disabled teen and in turn becomes le ads himself into reconciliation with his estranged father. ‘Coach D’ Adam Donyes and Big Dave ‘Diesel’ Sterling, were an unlikely pair that were strangely brought together and who significantly affected each other’s lives in ways that were seemingly impossible – serving as ‘bridges’ for each other in reconciling with their respective fathers who had abandoned each of them long ago.

Hip Hop Maestro
Director/Producer: Christine Lee/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 40 Minutes
Genre: Music
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 8:30PM – DSC Encampment Mall
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Follow line backer sized Hip Hop Maestro, Double G, as he leads his orchestra, daKAH, from a Los Angeles night club to center stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

It’s a Girl Thing: Tween Queens and The Commodification of Girlhood
Director/Producer: Shannon Silva/ North Carolina, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 59 Minutes
Genre: Culture, History, Women’s Issues
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 4:00PM – 5:15PM – Red Cliffs Four
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Since the birth of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in 1987, the girls’ tween market has evolved from almost non-existent into a $43 billion-dollar-a-year money making machine. Framed by the structure of a faux interactive website, It’s A Girl Thing speaks with consumer critics, tween brand marketers, girls, moms, and educators to explore the seemingly benign cultural universe of pastel-colored, hyper-commercialized girl culture (and the tween queen phenomenon) to reveal the complex and contradictory messages directed at today’s young girls.

Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald
Director: Rob Cohen/ New York, USA
Producer: Brad Rothschild, Martin Pohl, Paul Turlick
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, USA
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Genre: History, War
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 4:00PM – 5:40P – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Kinderblock 66 is the story of four men who, as young boys, were imprisoned by the Nazis in the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp and who, sixty-five years later, return to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of their liberation. The film tells the story of the effort undertaken by the camp’s Communist-led underground to protect and save Jewish children who were arriving in Buchenwald toward the end of the Holocaust. Kinderblock 66 also tells the story of Antonin Kalina, the head of the block who was personally responsible for saving 904 boys in Buchenwald.

NRITYAGRAM: For the Love of Dance
Director/Producer: Nanette Melville/ New York, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: India, USA
Running Time: 27 Minutes
Genre: Art-Dance
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 6:30PM-7:00PM – Eccles Mainstage; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 3:00PM – 3:30PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Lead dancers and Choreographers elevate the contributions of the company, and continue to contribute to the growing appreciation of Indian classical dance in India and around the world.

Pad Yatra: A Green Odysssey
Director/Producer: Wendy J.N. Lee/ California, USA
Country of Production: India, Nepal, USA
Country of Filming: India, Nepal, USA
Running Time: 70 Minutes
Genre: Culture, Environment
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2:15PM – 3:40PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: In the wake of freak climate disasters in the Himalayas, seven hundred people journey across the perilous mountain range on foot to educate villages on global warming and environmental preservation, triggering an activist movement never before seen in the region.

Paraiso for Sale
Director/Producer: Anayansi Prado/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Panama
Running Time: 73 Minutes
Genre: Immigration, Politics, Social Issues
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:00PM – 8:35PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: The fast growing migration of American retirees and developers to the island of Bocas del Toro, Panama brings conflict to its indigenous communities as they struggle to hold on to their land and fight for their native rights. In times when most of the talk about immigration between the US and Latin America is about immigration to the US, we’ll learn that this is actually a two-way street, by exploring how the presence of Americans in Latin American countries is making a great impact on an economic, social and cultural level.

Raid of the Rainbow Lounge
Director/Producer: Robert L. Camina/ Texas, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 103 Minutes
Genre: Civil Rights, LGBT, Politics
Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 1:00PM – 3:00PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: LA, AT
Synopsis: RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a documentary recounting the widely publicized and controversial 2009 police raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar that resulted in multiple arrests and serious injuries. Following sordid allegations and outrage, many changes would occur in the city, and Fort Worth would become a leader in LGBT equality. However, the changes did not happen overnight and without controversy. The audience will witness history unfold as this film documents that journey from the perspective of witnesses, activists and politicians who helped changed the city. Narrated by television icon and Emmy nominated actress, Meredith Baxter.

Roadmap to Apartheid
Director/Producer: Ana Nogueira, Eron Davidson/ New York, USA
Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Israel, South Africa
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Genre: Civil Rights, History, Politics
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: LA, VI
Synopsis: Ana Nogueira is a white South African and Eron Davidson a Jewish Israeli. Drawing on their first-hand knowledge of the issues, the producers take a close look at the apartheid comparison often used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their film breaks down the rhetorical analogy into a fact-based comparison, noting where the analogy is useful and appropriate, and where it is not. There are many lessons to draw from the South African experience relevant to conflicts all over the world. This film is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

Running Through: The Jordan Culbreath Story
Director/Producer: A.D. Pearson/ New Jersey, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 40 Minutes
Genre: Health, Sports
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 4:00PM – 5:00PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Diagnosed with two micro-rare fatal blood diseases, All-American, All-Ivy Princeton University football star Jordan Culbreath battles life and death with the hope of recovery and a return to football.

Souvenirs: Healing After War
Director/Producer: Mara Pelecis/ Minnesota, USA
Co-Producer: Cory McLeod, Dain Ingebretson, Lann Briel, Louise Woehrle
Country of Production: Latvia, USA Country of Filming: Latvia, USA
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Mental Health, War
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 4:00PM – 5:30PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: LA
Synopsis: Lyrical, intimate, and sometimes humorous, ‘Souvenirs’ is a moving eulogy in film. Following Andy Pelecis’ suicide, his daughter Mara unearths the elusive layers of Andy’s mental health, as his case for service related mental illness is reopened post-mortem. Seeking to understand ‘Why he was the way he was’, Mara finds healing in the lives and stories of other veterans, witnessing the labyrinth of ‘surviving the peace’. Rolling Thunder bikers, National Guard members, Vets for Peace, and Native American veterans share stories of flashbacks, feelings of survival guilt, and fears of being committed. Combining her father’s Bolex footage and photography together with her documentation their family for nearly 20 years- this is a true story of the impact of war on a veteran and family over decades.

Stories from Lakka Beach
Director/Producer: Daan Veldhuizen/ Netherlands
Country of Production: Netherlands
Country of Filming: Sierra Leone
Running Time: 76 Minutes
Genre: Culture
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 5:35PM – 7:00PM – Red Cliffs 3; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 6:35PM – 8:05PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: In Lakka, a picturesque beach village in post-conflict Sierra Leone, a colorful mix of villagers reveal their deepest and most profound moments in life. Stories about the ocean and the land, about opportunity, love, religion, tradition and about foreigners; tourism on the heavenly beaches is nowhere near to how it was in the 1980s. Visitors stay away because of stories about the war, stories that the inhabitants would rather forget. This is their story.

The Girls in the Band
Director: Judy Chaikin/ California, USA
Producer: Nancy Kissock
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 81 Minutes
Genre: Music
Showtimes: Friday, Sept 7th, 8:00PM – 9:20PM – 13th & Park
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today a new breed of gifted young women are taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents.

The Missing Piece: The Truth About the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa
Director/Producer: Joe Medeiros/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: France, Italy, USA, UK
Running Time: 84 Minutes
Genre: History
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 4:00PM – 5:35PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Story of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the Mona Lisa in 1911.

The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz
Director/Producer: Scott Petersen/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Mexico, USA
Running Time: 74 Minutes
Genre: Art-Pottery
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:30PM – 10:00PM – Eccles Mainstage Wednesday, Sept 5th, 8:00 – 9:30PM Bingham Gallery @ Mt. Carmel
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: An American treasure hunter and a Mexican artist transformed the town of Mata Ortiz into a home for world class art (pottery) after Quezada finds Paquime Indian pottery.

Tramping in Bohemia
Director/Producer: Margot Buff/ Czech Republic
Country of Production: Czech Republic
Country of Filming: Czech Republic
Running Time: 30 Minutes
Genre: Culture
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 9:30PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: LA
Synopsis: In Communist Czechoslovakia, it wasn’t so difficult to find a sense of freedom. All you needed was a backpack, a guitar, and a place to sleep under the stars. That has always been the escape strategy of the Czech tramps; outdoorsmen and women who hike, camp, canoe and ride the rails. Inspired by the American West, tramps adopted country songs, cowboy dress and English names and rolled them together into a distinctly Czech subculture that offered a taste of romanticism and freedom. But in today’s democratic Czech Republic, there’s little reason for rebellion and escape. Is there still a place for these old romantics and the youth culture that defined them?

When the Devil Knocks
Director/Producer: Helen Slinger/ British Columbia, Canada
Co-Producer: Maureen Palmer, Ray Harper
Country of Production: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Mental Health, LGBT
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 4:50PM – 6:50PM – Red Cliffs 4; Friday, Sept 7th, 8:20PM – 9:50PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: AT
Synopsis: Through access to intimate psychotherapy videotapes, When the Devil Knocks take us inside a mind in the throes of what used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder.

Wolves Unleashed
Director/Producer: Andrew Simpson/ Alberta, Canada
Country of Production: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Running Time: 89 Minutes
Genre: Wildlife-Animals
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 8:15PM -10:00PM – Red Cliffs 3; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 8:15PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: LA
Synopsis: This film follows world renowned animal trainer Andrew Simpson as he travels to the other side of the world to make the biggest wolf film ever attempted. Battling temperatures of -60C the crew and wolves are tested physically and mentally on a daily basis. This film will make people question everything they thought they new about wolves. They will see an animal that is graceful, caring and trusting. The animal action in this film has never been seen before. There are no computer effects, everything you see is real. This film will also show one man’s struggle as he wrestles with the decision to use his unique bond with these animals against them.

Yoga Woman
Director/Producer: Kate Clere, Saraswati Clere/ Australia
Co-Producer: Michael McIntyre
Country of Production: Australia
Country of Filming: Australia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, USA
Running Time: 85 Minutes
Genre: Health
Showtimes:
Caution Codes: Thursday, Sept. 6th – 8:30PM – Red Mountain Spa
Synopsis: Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there’s a generation of women who are leading the way.

7 Years Underground
Director/Producer: Jason Solomon/California, USA
Co-Producer: Frank Franca
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Genres: Biography, History, Music
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 3:35PM – 5:15PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: LA, NU
Synopsis: In 1964, after spending a one year protracted legal battle, co-club owners, Howard and Elly Solomon were finally granted a ‘unique’ cabaret license and the Cafe Au Go Go opened its doors on February 7. Six weeks later with mounting legal bills and depleting funds the couple were quickly going out of business. With few options, Howard and Elly made a desperate, late minute attempt to keep the club open and reached out to popular comedian, Lenny Bruce. Two days into Lenny’s performance he was arrested and booked for obscenity charges, along with Howard and Elly. That historic arrest, and the international press it garnered would put the Cafe Au Go Go on the entertainment world map.

And This Is My Garden
Director/Producer: Katharina Stieffenhofer
Country of Production: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Running Time: 58 Minutes
Genre: Agriculture, Education, Health
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th 5:40p – 6:55p – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Food insecurity, climate change, and fuel risk are serious threats to communities around the world. In the small town of Wabowden, Northern Manitoba, Canada, a teacher is literally turning new ground in education and is growing a healthier community in the process. The documentary follows the teacher and her students for an entire growing season and demonstrates how the program develops a sense of responsibility, pride and accomplishment within the students and addresses issues of Community Food Security, Chronic Disease Prevention and Environmental Improvement.

Awaken the Dragon
Director/Producer: Liz Oakley/ Illinois, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Canada, USA
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Genres: Health, Sports
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 5:10PM – 6:55PM – Eccles Mainstage;
Thursday, Sept 6th, 8:15PM – 9:35PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Beyond survival, an ancient Chinese sport catapults an unlikely crew of cancer survivors into a new way of being. Redefining the word ‘sick’ and re-framing the meaning of their diagnosis, these fractured individuals transform into a single force of power and beauty. Wrapped in a sport that is a feast for the senses, this film of nail-biting competition and intimate revelations challenges traditional medical thinking; revealing a path to wellness that holds hope for all survivors. Awaken the Dragon is a moving and inspiring ride that leaves viewers wondering if they too have the power to awaken the dragon within.

Beating Justice:
The Martin Lee Anderson Story
Director: Andy Opel/ Florida, USA
Producers: Bret Ader, Bill Lawson, Molly Smith
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 56 Minutes
Genres: Civil Rights
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 4:PM – 4:56PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: VI
Synopsis: On January 5th, 2006, 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson was incarcerated in a juvenile detention “boot camp” in Bay County, Florida. 18 hours later he was pronounced dead at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. This is the story of Martin Lee Anderson, the State of Florida and the intersection of race, class and the juvenile justice system. Through unflinching interviews with the family, state government officials, civil rights groups, student activists, journalists and media scholars, BEATING JUSTICE uncovers the system of abuse and denial that resulted in the death of a teenage boy, the acquittal of seven guards and a challenge to juvenile justice in the State of Florida.

Biba! One Island, 879 Votes
Director/Producer: Benjamin Bloodwell/ Pennsylvania, USA
Co-Producer: Michelle Goeke Bloodwell
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Northern Mariana Islands
Running Time: 72 Minutes
Genres: Politics, History
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept 5th, 5:40PM – 7:05PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: The classic American story of two families fighting for control of their community in a grass roots election. This election happens to take place on the tiny island of Tinian, launch site of the Enola Gay to Hiroshima, and now commonwealth of the United States. Witness American Democracy in the raw, as practiced by its newest colonial experiment.

Bittersweet
Director/Producer: Andrew Kappel, Peter Bicknell/ California, USA
Co-Producer: Amanda Singer, Carly Berryhill, Emily Manheim
Country of Production: Ghana, Netherlands
Country of Filming: Ghana, Netherlands
Running Time: 19 Minutes
Genre: Culture, Jobs
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 5:15PM – 5:35PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Bittersweet is a film that highlights the good work being done by Conservation Alliance, a Non-Governmental Organization with project sites throughout Western Africa. They train cocoa farmers in the correct ways to grow and cultivate the crop without damaging the environment or themselves.

Blank Canvas
Director/Producer: Sarah Berkovich/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 3 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Health
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 5:15pm – 5:20pm – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Kim Thelen’s struggle to cope with body image while going through chemotherapy.

Carbon for Water
Director: Carmen Elsa Lopez Abramson, Evan Abramson/ New York, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Kenya
Running Time: 22 Minutes
Genre: Environment, Health
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 7:15PM – 7:40PM – Red Cliffs 4;
Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2:30PM – 2:55PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: In Kenya’s Western Province, most drinking water is contaminated. The wood many Kenyans use to boil this water to make it safe is increasingly valuable. Women and girls, who bear the responsibility for finding water and fuel, often miss school or work while seeking both fuel and water. Some even encounter sexual violence. Yet waterborne illness remains a daily–and life-threatening–reality for them and their families. Carbon For Water introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face these hardships, and explores one company’s innovative solution for improving the health of millions of Kenyans and the environment in which they live.

Chasing the Light
Director/Producer: Robert Henry/ California, USA
Co-Producer: Andrew William Chan
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 48 Minutes
Genre: Art/Photography, Family, Jobs
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 8:30pm – Nick Adams Photography
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Follow photographer Lilsa Roberts around Hawaii on various photo shoots, while she tries to keep up with a deployed husband and career advancement.

Day In, Day Out: Selling Food in Bangkok
Director/Producer: Pilapa Esara
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Thailand
Running Time: 15 Minutes
Genres: Culture
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th 7:00PM – 7:15PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: ‘Khun Tip’ migrated to Bangkok to better her economic prospects. She cooks and sells food on the main walkway of her slum community, feeding residents who often live without indoor plumbing or kitchen facilities.

From Nomad to Nobody
Director: Michael Buckley/ British Columbia, Canada
Producer: Petr Sevcik
Country of Production: Canada
Country of Filming: Tibet
Running Time: 15 Minutes
Genre: Culture
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:00PM – 7:15PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Shot on location in Tibet and in northern India, this film is a personal take on the plight of Tibetan nomads, who are being forcibly relocated by Chinese officials–shifted off their traditional grazing lands into concrete ghettos, where they are marginalized. Previously, when grazing yaks, they were self-sufficient and lived in an entirely sustainable way. Now, they are unemployed, and dependent on the Chinese government for hand-outs–and for food. In an era where sustainability is the mantra, Chinese policy makes no sense. The policy is designed to wipe out nomad culture.

Into the Distance
Director/Producer: Philip Arnold/ Ohio, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 18 Minutes
Genre: Health, Sports
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 4:00PM – 4:15PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Adriane Blewitt’s quest to become Women’s World Champion Shot-Putter in the Scottish Highland Games and her struggles with health issues.

Life is Strange
Director: Isaac Hertz/ California, USA
Producer: Alain Jakubowicz, Ron Samuels, Sammy Grundwerg
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Poland, USA
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Genre: History, War
Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 4:00PM – 5:45PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: What would life be like had the Holocaust never happened? Featuring personal interviews with Shimon Peres, President of the state of Israel, Children’s book author Uri Orlev, Walter Kohn, Nobel laureate in Chemistry, and Robert Aumann, Nobel Laureate in economics, and illustrated with never before seen original home movies, ‘Life Is Strange’ explores Jewish life in Europe before World War Two from a child’s perspective.

Marathonman 365
Director: Tom Coeman/ Belgium
Country of Production: Belgium
Country of Filming: Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Spain, USA
Running Time: 52 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Sports
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:00PM – 8:10PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Stefaan Engels was diagnosed with asthma as a child. His mission: 365 marathons in 365 days.

Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful
Director/Producer: Yuriko Gamo Romeo/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Japan, USA
Running Time: 66 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Sports, Senior Aging Issues
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 5:35PM – 6:55PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Throwing thousands of years of tradition to the wind, Keiko Fukuda chose to follow her own destiny and become the highest ranking woman in judo. ‘Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful,’ a 66-minute documentary film, tells the inspirational story of Fukuda’s lifelong journey spanning four continents, nine decades and two distinct cultures to overcome adversity and ultimately transform into a living legend. Today, at 98, Fukuda holds the highest rank available in judo, the tenth degree. She also continues teaching judo three days a week from her San Francisco dojo and is the last living link to judo’s origins.

Obsessed
Director/Producer: Kevin M. Hall/ New York, USA
Co-Producer: Diane Wegener
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 26 Minutes
Genre: Health
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 4:00PM – 4:45PM – Red Cliffs 4;
Friday, Sept 7th, 5:30PM – 5:55PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: LA, SA
Synopsis: The prescription drug epidemic is sweeping across the United States at a blistering pace. It does not discriminate by age, social status or race. It kills indiscriminately. Florida stands at the epicenter of this tidal wave of death. Follow the struggles of Ryan Wegener and his family as they fight through the pain of addiction and the loss that comes with it. The end of Ryan’s story has yet to be written, but the same cannot be said for the other young man in this tale, Joseph Valdez. Joseph lost his fight with prescription drugs several years ago, but he is remembered by his family in this poignant and gripping documentary about the perils of addiction.
Powerful – Energy for Everyone
Director/ Producer: David Chernushenko/ Ontario, Canada
Co-Producer: Michael Dobbin
Country of Production: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, USA
Running Time: 52 Minutes
Genre: Environment
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Can we go from a world powered by fossil fuels and nuclear energy to one powered by renewable energy, and what would happen to us — as individuals and communities — if we tried?

Randy Parsons: American Luthier
Director/Producer: David Aldrich/ Washington, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 8 Minutes
Genre: Music, Jobs
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th 8:15PM – 8:25PM – Red Cliffs 3
Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:00PM – 7:10PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: LA
Synopsis: Randy Parsons had given up the guitar, and then one day he had a vision of how it would come back into his life.

Solo, Piano – NYC
Director: Anthony Sherin/ New York, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 5 Minutes
Genre: Culture
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:20PM – 8:25PM –Eccles Mainstage;
Thursday, Sept 6th, 7:30PM – 7:35PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: On a cold winter morning, a lone piano stands curbside in New York City. All day long, passersby stop to play. They collect and disperse, measure and push. Who abandons a piano? Plinking slightly out-of-tune over the white noise of Broadway’s cars, buses, trucks, and sirens, the piano awaits its fate. Solo, Piano – NYC is a 5-minute film of the last 24 hours of a once-wanted piano.

Tales of the Masked Men
Director/Producer: Carlos Avila Avila/ California, USA
Co-Producer: Thom Calderon
Country of Production: Mexico, USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 54 Minutes
Genre: Culture, History, Sports
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 4:15PM – 5:15PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: An exploration of Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) and the tradition of the masked wrestler. The film features portraits of three legendary enmascarados (masked wrestlers).

Terra Blight
Director/Producer: Isaac Brown/ Florida, USA
Country of Production: Brazil, Ghana, USA
Country of Filming: Brazil, Ghana, USA
Running Time: 55 Minutes
Genre: Environment
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:00PM–8:10PM – Red Cliffs 4;
Saturday, Sept. 8, 1:00PM–2:10PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Terra Blight is a feature-length documentary that explores America’s consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.

The Coral Eden
Director/Producer: Mattias Klum/ Sweden
Country of Production: Sweden
Country of Filming: Indonesia
Running Time: 44 Minutes
Genre: Wildlife- Fish Environment, Nature
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:15PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 4;
Saturday, Sept. 8th, 9:00PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 4;
Thursday, Sept 6th, 5:30PM – 6:15PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Mattias Klum’s documentary is about the remarkably diverse and unspoiled coral reefs of Raja Ampat and one boy who believes it will last forever.

The Entertainers
Director/Producer: Michael Zimmer, Nick Holle/ California, USA
Co-Producer: Paul Hogseth
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Mexico, USA
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Genre: Music
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 5:20PM – 7:10PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: A heartwarming comedy about six piano players striving to win the World Championship of Old-Time Piano (mostly ragtime). With brilliant showmanship and skill these competitors vie for the glow of victory, for escape from the trials of their everyday lives, and for the revival of the first distinctly American popular music.

The First 70
Director: Jarratt Moody/ California, USA
Producer: Lauren Valentino
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 30 Minutes
Genre: Nature
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2:25PM – 3:00PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: An inspiring journey through California to visit the 70 majestic state parks slated to close, and meet the people who treasure them.
The Gray Seasons
Director/Producer: Robert Herrera/ Missouri, USA
Co-Producer: Andrea Wall
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Genre: Sports
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 8:15PM – 10:00PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: LA
Synopsis: Shimmy Gray-Miller, a dynamic coach with a history of playing and coaching success, was hired to turn around the losing culture of Saint Louis University women’s basketball program.

Unua Yekete: Those Who Come From Inside
Director: Luis Caballero Escobar/ Spain
Producer: Luis Caballero Martinez
Country of Production: Spain, Tanzania
Country of Filming: Spain, Tanzania
Running Time: 25 Minutes
Genre: Culture
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 6:25PM – 6:50PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: The Hadzabe are a tribe of hunter-gatherers who have survived for thousands of years in what we now call Tanzania. Their culture and genetics are the most ancient of mankind. Today, threatened by the advent of money, alcohol and AIDS, they face their imminent demise. ‘Unua Yekete’ aims to expose the views of the Hadzabe and of people close to them on both the visible and the invisible problems that endanger this unique tribe.

UNFIT: Ward vs. Ward
Director/Producer: Edwin Scharlau III, Katherine Carmichael,
Penny Edmiston/ Florida, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 74 Minutes
Genre: Civil Rights, LGBT
Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 3:00PM – 4:30PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Who is more fit to raise a child: a convicted killer or a lesbian? According to one judge in Florida, the convicted killer. UNFIT: Ward vs Ward follows the true story of Mary Ward who lost custody of her eleven year old daughter because she was a lesbian. The judge decided that the father was a more fit parent even though he had served nine years for murdering his first wife, did not know what grade his daughter was in or what school she attended, and had only spent four consecutive days with his daughter in the previous five years. No one could have imagined the firestorm that would ensue and the tragic consequences the judge’s decision would have on the lives of everyone involved.

Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression
Director/Producer: Max Good/ California, USA
Co-Producer: Nathan Wollman
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Genre: Culture, Social Issues
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 5:20PM – 6:55PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: LA
Synopsis: A new breed of crime fighter now stalks the urban landscape–the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags, and posters. Yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they’ve turned to illegally and destructively painting other people’s property. VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.

White Water, Black Gold
Director/Producer: David Lavallee/ British Columbia, Canada
Country of Production: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Running Time: 64 Minutes
Genre: Environment, Science
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1:00PM – 2:20PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: LA
Synopsis: ‘White Water, Black Gold’ is an investigative point-of-view documentary about David Lavallee’s journey down the Athabasca River and across Western Canada in search of answers about the battle between water and oil. Following an imaginary drop of water, and later an imaginary drop of oil, he discovers the threats to the third largest watershed in the world and two separate oceans. White Water, Black Gold is a film about the inextricable link between water and oil in our modern world.

Wings of Silver: The Vi Cowden Story
Director/Producer: Mark C. Bonn, Christine Bonn/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 34 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Senior Aging Issues, War
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 7:25PM – 8:10PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: When the country needed every man, she answered the call. A story of triumph and inspiration over adversity. History of the WASPs and Vi’s aircraft experience.

Abuelas
Director: Afarin Eghbal/ UK
Producer: Kasia Malipan, National Film & Television School/ UK
Country of Production: UK
Country of Filming: UK
Running Time: 9 Minutes
Genre: Civil Rights, History
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 6:00PM – 6:10PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years. Using real-life testimonials this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss.

An American Contradiction
Director/Producer: Vanessa Yuille/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 12 Minutes
Genre: Civil Rights, History
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 6:10PM – 6:25PM – Red Cliffs 4;
Friday, Sept 7th, 7:20PM – 7:35PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Seeking knowledge about her country and heritage, filmmaker Vanessa Yuille journeys to her mother’s birthplace, Heart Mountain, Wyoming, where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII. Internees reflect upon the experience of leaving their homes as children and the wartime hysteria that stripped them of their lawful rights. This dark chapter of American history not only contrasts with the natural beauty of the landscape but also calls into question the definition of what it means to be an American. Through her investigation, Vanessa challenges us to correctly define the true nature of what happened there.

A Part of Me
Director/Producer: Nathan Flanagan-Franki, Jessica Deutchman, Rachel Kellogg
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time:
Genres: Family
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: This courageous personal journey explores whether a family can rebuild itself after a divorce.

Back to Mandima
Director/Producer: Lionel Baier, Robert-Jan Lacombe
Country of Production: Switzerland
Country of Filming: Congo
Running Time: 39 Minutes
Genres: Biography
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: I was 10 when we left our village of Zaire. War broke soon after. A personal journey, back to the childhood, to look for my best friends. But a lot has happened in 15 years.

Big City, Small Town
Director/Producer: Stefanos Tai
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 13 Minutes
Genres: Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: An up-close examination of New York City residential laws and their expiration through the eyes of a high school student.

Breathe Life
Director/Producer: Matthew Jekowsky, Carly Berryhill, Samantha Andre
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 17 Minutes
Genres: Family, Health
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Known as the ‘Brady Bunch’ of the Cystic Fibrosis world, the ‘Monte Five’ cherish each moment and truly live life to the fullest. Breathe Life explores the difficulties the family must live with, as well as the love and unbreakable bonds they share.

Conducting Change
Director/Producer: Denise Blostein, Nathan Ehrlich
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 26 Minutes
Genres: Music, Social Issues, Women’s Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Though the number of women that have careers conducting symphony orchestras has increased over the past few decades, it is still rare and considered somewhat unconventional for a woman to be the leader of an orchestra.

Defacing Eve
Director/Producer: Isabelle Lemay, Jessica Odendahl
Country of Production: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Running Time: 9 Minutes
Genres: Civil Rights-Human Rights, Social Issues, Women’s Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Leyla Hussein fights against Female Genital Mutilation. She was cut at the age of 7 and tells how communities view this practice and why it is still being performed today.

From Depression to Destiny:
The CCC in Southern Utah and the Arizona Strip
Director/Producer: Bill Wilken
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 62 Minutes
Genre: Culture, History
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM – Red Cliffs 4;
Thursday, Sept 6th, 6:20PM – 7:25PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: From Depression to Destiny focuses on the C’boys, and the contributions made by the Civilian Conservation Corp in southern Utah and northern Arizona, during the 1930’s. You are invited to come and be delighted by the firsthand accounts from the few remaining C’boys that came from all around the United States to this beautiful, but hostile corner of America’s southwestern desert. We take you to the ruins of the CCC camps; where you will be entertained by facts and stories passed down to several historians. You will get a glimpse into the ‘daily lives’ of the C’boys, as they built monuments in Zion National Park, the romances they had with the local women, and the heroic rescue of an entire town.

Hula Girl
Director/Producer: Joe Toms-Ashcroft
Co-Producer: Mark Bull
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: USA, United Kingdom
Running Time: 26 Minutes
Genres: Culture
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Follow two friends as they travel across America in search of a woman who posts hula hooping videos on-line.

In the Shadows
Director/Producer: Max Miller
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 15 Minutes
Genres: Civil Rights-Human Rights, Social Media
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Filmmakers Max Miller and Drew Heskett bring you this portrait piece of a handyman who is a normal American, but he is not American. All he wanted was a better life for his family. Unfortunately he cannot do this legally. Even though he is an upstanding citizen, in the government’s eyes he is not a citizen.

Look to the Cookie
Director/Producer: Lindsay Lindenbaum/ New York, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 6 Minutes
Genre: History, Jobs
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 7:05PM – 7:10PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Follow baker Herb Glaser for a day, learning history and community in Glaser’s Bakery

Love, Dad
Director/Producer: Kristofer Husted, Ronnie Reese
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 19 Minutes
Genres: Biography, Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Story of career criminal James Gardner. Trip through Gardner’s past as he visits family and the mentor who helped turn his life around, and examines the impact of his absence on loved ones.

Making Noise in Silence
Director/Producer: Mina T. Son
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 19 Minutes
Genres: Civil Rights-Human Rights, Culture, Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Film follows two Korean-born students who attend the California School for the Deaf and explores how they navigate adolescence within the intersection for Deaf and Korean culture.

Marching Band
Director/Producer: Brenda Alavez, John Bills, Kaitlin Snow, Wayne Nilsson
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 17 Minutes
Genres: Music
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Davis High and American Fork High travel to St. George to compete with the best bands from the western US with hopes of becoming the next regional champions.

Metro:
Director: Guilherme Hoffmann
Associate Producer: Laura Castro
Country of Production: Brazil, France
Country of Filming: France
Running Time: 50 Minutes
Genres: Social Issues
Caution Codes: NU, LA
Synopsis: A not-so-young student who, without knowing what to look for in life, goes to the Paris subway to meet those he values most … the strangers.

Missionary Lizard
Director/Producer: Zachary Johnson
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 8 Minutes
Genres: Religion
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Many Christians practice well accepted beliefs but in modern fundamental Christianity people are see rise to a new topic – Dinosaurs. Find out what part these prehistoric reptiles play in religious struggle of current America.

My Castle
Director/Producer: Amy Adler, Gregory L. Williamson
Co-Producer: Kate Nielsen
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Germany, USA
Running Time: 27 Minutes
Genres: Biograpy
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Amy Adler grew up believing an old family legend — one day, she would inherit a medieval castle.In this first-person documentary, Amy travels to Germany on a quest to understand her family history.

My Son
Director/Producer: Chithra Jeyaram
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 9 Minutes
Genres: Health
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Portrayal of A mom and her 6 year old son in the midst of life altering cancer.

Normal Stuff? (Not Today)
Director/Producer: Gary Planken
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 21 Minutes
Genres: Biography, Social Issues, Women’s Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Two very different guys set out to look for their extraordinary gifts to share with the world.

Out of the Blue
Director/Producer: Cory Godwin, Matthew Stamm
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 18 Minutes
Genres: Wildlife
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: To educate the public about the issues surrounding dolphin and whale strandings.

Pieces of the Soul:
A Film About the Life of Matt Clark
Director/Producer: Spencer Sullivan
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Genre: Art-Sculpture, Health
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:00PM – 8:15PM – Eccles Mainstage;
Saturday, Sept. 8th, 8:00PM – 9:00PM – Red Cliffs 4
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Matt Clark’s dream of becoming a professional rodeo cowboy was shattered after suffering a severe spinal cord injury. Still a teenager, he was recommended by his lead medical specialist to check into a rest home, where he would live only 4 to 5 years. More than 30 years after his injury he is now a well known artist in southern Utah where his work is easily recognized by its unique style. “Pieces of the Soul” shows how Matt’s artwork is symbolic of his life’s struggles in overcoming opposition and how he has come to define his own life.

Project Hopeful
Director/Producer: Grace Johnson, Kelsie Kiley
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 13 Minutes
Genres: Health, Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Follow Project Hope families who have adopted orphans with special needs.

Redeeming the American Farm
Director/Producer: Jackie Hurwitz
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 39 Minutes
Genres: Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Explore what happens when one small town is faced with the proposal for a 72,000-cow factory farm in its midst.

Salt of the Earth
Director/Producer:
Co-Producer:
Country of Production:
Country of Filming:
Running Time: 10 Minutes
Genres: Sports-Competition
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Chronicles B.J. Burdoll’s racing team as they set a new land speed record. He is a third generation to build cars to race on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Season of the Wolf
Director/Producer: Cory Olmstead
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 50 Minutes
Genre: Wildlife-Animals, Nature
Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:10PM – 8:15PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: This film takes place in Yellowstone National Park during the transition of winter into spring. This time of year is where the wolves feed on the sick and the weak elk and bison. Winter takes a toll on the elk and the bison, giving the wolves an advantage to catch their prey. This time of year, the wolf packs become stronger because of the nourishment they receive from the weakened animals. The wolves are always hunting looking for food for the pack. During this transition period the bison and elk are calving, providing easy prey. Although the prey is plentiful the wolf pack has competition from other predators such as the grizzly bear. This film shows the two animals dueling over a buffalo carcass. This is a timeless fight that goes on year after year and will continue in years to come.

Sebastian
Director/Producer: Dan Duran, Katie Valovcin, Kellie Henika
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 17 Minutes
Genres: Health
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Sebastian is about a blind teenager who uses the technique of ‘echolocation’ to overcome challenges of identity and disability.

Shag Nation
Director/Producer: Brittany Brothers/ New York, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 19 Minutes
Genre: Art-Dance
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 7:00PM – 7:20PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Shag Nation is a documentary about a form of recreational dancing called the Carolina Shag and the charmingly quirky subculture behind it.

Slick: Behind Deepwater Horizon
Director/Producer: Michael Bennett Smith, Paige Tomlinson
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 13 Minutes
Genres: Environment
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Four residents of coastal Alabama recount their experiences with the 2010 BP Oil Spill and uncover truths behind the largest man-made environmental disaster in history.
Still
Director/Producer: Jose Tadeu Bijos, Michael Barth, Pasqual Gutierrez,
Ruby Stocking/ California, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 11 Minutes
Genre: Wildlife-Fish, Nature
Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:40PM – 8:50PM – Red Cliffs 4;
Saturday, Sept. 8th, 6:20PM – 6:30PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: As society enters a new era of awareness towards environmentalism on land, very much is still unknown about the sustainability of the one body that encompasses over 70% of earth: our oceans. ‘Still’ dives into the life of Carlos Eyles, an author, free diver, and ocean photographer. Through Carlos, we are able to understand the indefinite spiritual connection between the ocean and humankind.

Storywoods
Director/Producer: Mary Horan
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 7 Minutes
Genres: Art, Biography
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: For the past 9 years, Rebecca has created an elaborate wooded scenery from scratch, mirroring the world of her childhood in Durham, New Hampshire.

The Approach
Director: Adam Ferraro
Producer: DSC Documentary Class of 2012
Written By: Dallas Hyland
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 40 Minutes
Genre: Sports-Rock Climbing
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 4:00PM – 5:00PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: In the throws of life, we all make choices, some conscious and some sub-conscious but all having an outcome that proves to shape our experience. Living more life seems to require a sacrifice of the creature comforts and securities that lifestyle offers. But more lifestyle requires an almost deliberate surrender of a life abundant in pursuit of your passions. This film ponders the question poignantly in the backdrop of the world of sport climbing. But its message transcends the story and will move all to heed its question. Some people make time to do what they love. Some people live what they love. What’s your approach?

The Art of Remembrance
Director/Producer: Raul Raz Pastrana/ New York, USA
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 10 Minutes
Genre: Art-Sculpture
Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 4:00PM – 4:15PM – Red Cliffs 3
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: An immigrant artist ponders the meaning of life and death in two cultures as he prepares a community altar for the Day of the Dead to remember those whom he has lost and his own native Mexico. ‘THE ART OF REMEMBRANCE’ captures Mexican artist Daniel Valle as he creates giant paper mache skeleton sculptures and constructs a community altar to remember the dead. This intimate snapshot of a New York City Day of the Dead celebration explores Valle’s quest to preserve the memory of lost loved ones and keep Mexican culture alive through art. Along the way Valle challenges our own notions of the meaning of life and death and reminds us that remembrance truly is an art.

The Pizza Cart
Director/Producer: Conrad Laga
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 10 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Jobs
Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 5:05PM – 5:15PM – Eccles Mainstage
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: An inspiring story that follows a family in Cedar City, UT who build a pizza cart as a way to break free from relying on grant money to pay for school.

The Struggle Garden
Director/Producer: Jack Davis
Country of Production: Uganda
Country of Filming: Uganda
Running Time: 48 Minutes
Genres: Civil Rights-Human Rights, Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: The Struggle Garden is an illegal refugee settlement in the heart of urban Uganda. This film, compiled over the course of two months living in the community, compiles the stories of individuals who were forced to leave not only their countries but the refugee camps that are mandated to protect them.

There is No Place for you Here
Director/Producer: Elliott Balsley, Haley Quartarone, Ravi Lloyd, Ruby Stocking, Sam Price-Waldman
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: Ghana
Running Time: 15 Minutes
Genres: Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: In the center of Ghana’s gold industry, a 15-year-old boy struggles to escape the dangerous cycle of illegal mining, with help from a local NGO and a concerned radio host.

Time Dances On
Director/Producer: Sophia Kruz
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 38 Minutes
Genres: Art, Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Jim’s story from childhood through his stint as a swing-dance teacher in Ann Arbor, his marriage to Deb, and his ultimate acceptance of who he truly is: a confident gay man.

Viral
Director/Producer: Dustin Waldman
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 12 Minutes
Genres: Social Media
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Various professionals and members of You Tube community discuss the changing nature of media, celebrity and human connection.

Well-Fed
Director/Producer: Anna Moot-Levin
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 6 Minutes
Genres: Nature
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: Journey into the world of carnivorous plants and their devoted caretakers.

Why Should I Care?
Director/Producer: Michael Notrica, Michelle Notrica
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Running Time: 32 Minutes
Genres: Education-Communication, Social Issues
Caution Codes: None
Synopsis: A documentary about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. The question of why American youth should care about the revolution is outlined through the exploration of several topics.