• 2007
  • 2:58
  • USA

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A Time to Tip

By David Hain

The courageous story of one coffee mug trying to get by in a house of people he hates. (Writing from the perspective of the mug in the first person, present tense.) (more)

Shortdocs_07
  • 2008
  • 3:04
  • USA

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Traveling and Trees

By Pauline Kochanski

How trees affect me as a photographer. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2010
  • 2:44
  • USA

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I Didn't Know That - 12

By Kendall Taggart

In a small, urban forest hidden inside San Francisco's Tenderloin district, a curious group of nine and ten year old children are learning to sew. (more)

Bo_didn_tknow12_taggart
  • 2002
  • 29:38
  • Canada

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The Best of Ideas: Petula Clark

By Glenn Gould

Many people know of pianist Glenn Gould's unique and somewhat maverick contributions to the classical music world. (more)

Ggould_pidgey
  • 2012
  • 5:23
  • USA

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Beginnings

By Roger Beebe

"A new start for the start." (more)

Beginnings
  • 2014
  • 51:42
  • USA

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The Hospital Always Wins

By Laura Starecheski

Back in 2004, Laura Starecheski visited a mental hospital in Queens, N.Y. called Creedmoor, where she met a patient named Issa Ibrahim. (more)

Lauracrop Tcf-winner-award
  • 2007
  • 51:57
  • USA

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American Icons: The Great Gatsby

By Emily Botein

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tale of old money, new money, drinking, and adultery - a thin little book that critics panned - is still the best novel about the American Dream and its discontents. (more)

Pigeonplaceholder Tcf-winner-award
  • 2005
  • 8:54
  • USA

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Walt Whitman: Song of Myself

By Curtis Fox

This is an excerpt from Curtis Fox's portrait of Walt Whitman, one of the world's greatest poets, and his radical vision of America. (more)

Pots_whitman_pidgey
  • 2012
  • 2:55
  • USA

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Dancing Away the Teaching Blues

By Julie Ma

Life experiences told by my neighbor and colleague: Chris Nho, the breakdancing math teacher. (more)

Sd12_blue_ma
  • 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
  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • Denmark

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Chain of Missing Links (of Art)

By Jakob Lisbjerg

What is art? What is an artist? These are questions you need to ask yourself when confronted with Aaron - a computer controlled machine making art. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 76:28
  • USA

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Presenting the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs - Book Odds

By Julie Shapiro, The Books, Niall Farrell, Matt Purdy, Andrea Silenzi & Frances Willick

In early 2010, the Third Coast teamed up with the incomparable pop / indie / experiemental band The Books, and issued an open invitation to make radio. (more)

Shortdocs_jsbooks
  • 2003
  • 50:20
  • Australia

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Ferlinghetti: San Francisco Locations

By Jim McKee

San Francisco luminary and famed poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti takes listeners on a freewheeling tour of his neighborhood haunts in San Francisco's Chinatown and North Beach. (more)

Lawrence_newsite
  • 2010
  • 5:07
  • Australia

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City Nights: Star for Sale

By Gretchen Miller

A man visits a star sale, where auctioneers are selling off the cosmos to the highest bidder. The Southern Cross, Orion's Belt, the Big Dipper -- they're all up for grabs. (more)

Star_image_small
  • 2014
  • 1:02
  • USA

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The Most of It

By Wonderbound & CPR Arts Bureau

We interrupt our regular library spotlight for a quick pas de deux: a minute (and two seconds) that gives voice to movement and movement to voice. (more)

The_most_of_it
  • 2005
  • 58:58
  • USA

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The Ring & I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania

By Jad Abumrad , Aaron Cohen & Elena Park

The grandeur and power of Wagner’s monumental work, The Ring Cycle, has permeated our culture to the point that “Wagnerian” is used as an adjective. (more)

Ring Tcf-winner-award
  • 2011
  • 27:30
  • UK

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The Artangel Podcast: Memory

By Francesca Panetta & Seb Emina

Inspired by three art works from the London-based art organization Artangel, producer Francesca Panetta offers an immersive sonic exploration through the subject of memory: personal, geographical, musical, architectural... (more)

Thearbor
  • 2011
  • 28:22
  • UK

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Downtown Avant Garde

By Steve Shepherd

Composer, label owner and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn is one of the most beloved (and provocative) American masters of free jazz, improvisation, and musical innovation. (more)

Zorn_cropped
  • 2010
  • 85:31
  • USA

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The Mysterious Production

By Andrew Bird & Jay Ryan

To mark ten amazing years of celebrating sound and story, we’re closing out this year’s Conference with something a little different - a special conversation about inspiration, collaboration, creativity, and storytelling that will leave your ears ringing... in a good way. (more)

Andrew_overshoulder2
  • 2010
  • 3:05
  • London, UK

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I Didn't Know That - 2

By Sofia Saldanha

Tamzen Moulding didn¹t know what was really happening behind the illusionary side of showbiz. (more)

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