• 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Stork-Bird Brain

By Carolyn Hoerdemann

A journey through the mind of heartache on an island that is really a peninsula. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2011
  • 52:35
  • Australia

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Children of Sodom and Gomorrah

By Sharon Davis & Jens Jarisch

Sodom and Gomorrah is a hellish place in Accra, Ghana, where children eke out a living on a scrap heap of discarded computers that the West no longer needs. (more)

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  • 2001
  • 29:33
  • USA

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Rip, Rift, and Panic

By Susan Stone

Rip, Rift, and Panic weaves together stories, archival tape, and sound to create a portrait of the emotional and logistical aspects of living along an earthquake fault line. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Greenness Envy

By Eileen Heyes

It’s a terrible, beautiful affliction, with no known cure. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:58
  • USA

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The Farm-Fresh Egg: A Sweet Return

By Casey Kuhn

The locavore movement is sweeping the nation - and cookbook author Jennifer Thompson and a farmers market vendor explain why fresh eggs are the best eggs. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 6:14
  • USA

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Cooler by the Lake

By Rick Moody & Laura Vitale

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
  • 2013
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Sweet Discoveries: One Man's Life as a Dumpster Diver

By Elizabeth Delaquess

Elizabeth goes on a walk with Andy, her former housemate, and asks him about living off of food from dumpsters. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:31
  • USA

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Don't Forget to Feed Your Soul... Food (A Salty Reminder)

By Sally Herships

My mom, some crystals and an unexpected appetite. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 1:58
  • USA

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Mother Nature's Blues

By Djinnie Timoleon & Alexandros Zervos

We posed the question "What would you do if you were mother nature?" to our teenage neighbors and our piece features a compilation of the diverse answers we received. (more)

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  • 2002
  • 17:52
  • USA

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Postcards From a Fanatic Reactionary Pedestrian

By Abner Serd

What is a fanatic reactionary pedestrian? How does one get to be this way? (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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Big Bang

By David Polk

Two lousy-sounding atoms can't get along, cause the Big Bang, and disrupt present-day international harmony. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:56
  • USA

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One Man's Sour is Another Man's Sweet

By Victoria Bedford & Abigail Collins

Maximus Thaler has an interesting relationship with food. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 58:50
  • USA

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Ocean Hour

By Keith Talbot & Larry Massett

Two friends sit on a dock, meandering through a variety of ocean stories (some true and some not): (more)

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  • 2005
  • 15:28
  • USA

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Mad About Magpies

By Guy Hand

Many people look to the natural world for clues about living a more harmonious life. For example, we aspire to traits we associate with certain animals: the wisdom of the owl, the noble bearing of the bald eagle, or the grace of the swan. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 6:29
  • USA

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This Ain't No Walk in the Park

By Natalie Edwards

City dweller Natalie Edwards confronts her distaste for all things green. Reluctantly. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 4:02
  • USA

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Shattered School

By Melissa Block & Andrea Hsu

Among the victims of the powerful earthquake near Chengdu, China, are hundreds of young students who are feared dead after being trapped in the rubble of their middle school. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Eight Beige Floors

By Abigail Keel

A brief look at a neighborhood many have lived in, but no one stays in for long. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 11:33
  • USA

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90 Degrees North

By Elizabeth Arnold

From the exact top of the world, Elizabeth Arnold reflects on being so far away from the rest of it. (more)

Northpole
  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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One Man's Sour, Another Man's Sweet

By Kerry Klein

Kerry Klein brings reclaimed food to a potluck - and doesn’t tell anyone. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:57
  • CANADA

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The Road to Umami

By Carla Green, Vanessa Vyvial and Anthony Abbondanza

The fate of every farm animal, in three parts: life, death, and consumption. (more)

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