• 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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Charlie: Boston's Freedom Fighter

By Kristopher Carter

A call for the folk hero of a 1948 protest song to rise up against the misuse of his name, which is being slathered across the very thing he fought against. (more)

Shortdocs06
  • 2013
  • 3:01
  • USA

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Very Sweet with Edge of Tartness

By Will Coley

Rachel Steinhardt encounters an unexpected memento of her grandmother's life. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 2:53
  • USA

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PCAF

By Zachary Baiel

To celebrate the launch of our new website, the TCF presents the Chicago Sound Drops - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination. (more)

Shortdocs09
  • 2010
  • 86:10
  • USA

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Win/Win: AIR's Pitch Panel (Saturday)

By Laura Starecheski, David Krasnow, Julie Snyder & Celeste Wesson

This session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story. (more)

Winwinsat_epsteinpitching
  • 2008
  • 2:56
  • Canada

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The Big Strike!

By Sarah Bernath

When a venerable neighborhood tree is struck down its loss is felt by all the residents on the street, but sometimes nature has its reasons. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • Germany

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As if -- or, 99 Minus 1

By Jean-Claude Kuner

As if / to discuss the world / John Cage / Joseph Beuys (more)

Shortdocs06
  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • Australia

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The Red That's Left Behind

By Lynne Segal, Paul Exarhos & Zac Cranko

The house on the corner has an eccentric paint job. Who's behind it? (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:41
  • USA

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Sweet Memory Rooh Afzah

By Madeline Miller

Eva Panjwani was five years old when she emigrated from Pakistan to the United States. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:59
  • USA

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I Didn't Know That (art)

By Peggy Keiner

When an elementary school teacher who has never taken an art class is asked to be a presenter at an art awards ceremony, she enlists the help of students and parents to explain to her what art actually is. (more)

Bo_didn_tknow_art__keiner
  • 2001
  • 0:00
  • USA

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Heroin

By Janesse Nieves, Marianne McCune & Czerina Patel

In Heroin, teenager Janesse Nieves confronts her father about his heroin addiction, and eloquently shares her own feelings of confusion, anger, embarrassment and disgust. (more)

Dmjanesse_in_booth4_newsite Tcf-winner-award
  • 2005
  • 22:30
  • Canada

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Weighing the Balance

By Kellie Hudson, Dick Miller & Mike Bryan

Weighing the Balance evolved from a simple question: What happened to six men who were named and shamed in a very public news conference staged by the Toronto Police? (more)

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  • 2010
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #122: The Three Records from Sun Ra Show

By Various

This hour: two amazing musicians explored through the portal of two amazing documentaries. (more)

Nickdrake
  • 2013
  • 2:24
  • USA

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A Bitter Taste Memory

By Julia Scott

A mother remembers her troubling, unshakeable food addiction. (more)

Sd13_scott_bitter
  • 2002
  • 2:13
  • Scotland

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Electronic Samples Cut-Up

By Mark Vernon

A few years ago, Mark Vernon bought a pile of old reel-to-reel audio tapes at a boot sale (think yard sale, but in the trunks of cars) near his hometown of Derby, England. (more)

Sanyo
  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Labor Pains

By Rich Halten

Whether it's societal progress or a squiggly 11-pound miracle, getting there isn't always pretty. (more)

Sdocs08
  • 2010
  • 3:03
  • USA

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All You Need is a Wall - 2

By Chris Bolton

Nathan James tells the story of digging his first underground tunnel. (more)

Bo_wall3_bolton
  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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The Sweet Taste of Couscous

By Marie Telling

My grandparents had very little in common except for their appetite for couscous. (more)

Sd13_telling_sweet
  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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Respectacle

By Susan B. Price

Children in a behavior program speak up about respect, against the metaphorical soundscape of the Institution. (more)

Shortdocs06
  • 2004
  • 58:29
  • USA

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Re:sound #14: The Travels Show

By Various producers

This hour: a visit to one of the most remote islands on earth, a woman who sings with crickets, an unusual friendship, and a return to Zagreb. (more)

Flightseries_2
  • 2013
  • 2:29
  • USA

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Bitter and In

By Bridget Doherty

Based on excerpts from a diary of an anorexic 16-year-old. (more)

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