• 2004
  • 84:25
  • USA

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Image as Metaphor

By Nubar Alexanian, Sharon Ball, Sherre DeLys & Sandy Tolan

Do metaphors inherently deepen a story? Can using metaphors be more effective than revealing direct facts and information about a subject? (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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The Umami Canon

By Casey Miner

Reflections on food for thought. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 51:10
  • USA

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Death Comes Home

By April Dembosky

Death Comes Home is a portrait of three families who have chosen to forego the funeral director and prescribed memorial to instead care for their dead at home. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:55
  • USA

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That Banana is Yellow

By Aleis Murphy

But what is yellow? (more)

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  • 2012
  • 0:35
  • UK, USA, AUS

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2012 TC/RDHF Competition Winners

By 2012 Winners

We have Gold! We have Silver! And Bronze! And Honorable Mentions, Directors' Choice, Best News Feature and Best New Artist!  (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Miracle in Gray and White

By Katie Klocksin

Neighbors investigate an apparition. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 0:00
  • UK

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Chance

By Sarah Boothroyd

Turn right and you'll meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you'll get hit by a car. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 6:26
  • Australia

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The Golden Room

By John Jacobs & Julie Shapiro

Dreams, black holes, a special door, a golden room... (more)

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  • 2011
  • 25:01
  • Canada

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All in Time

By Sarah Boothroyd

The clock ticks; the moon waxes; the autumn leaves turn crimson. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • Australia

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I Still Dream of My Grandfather's Red Roses

By Phoebe Hart

Asking people from her community to make a statement beginning with the words "I dream of," Australian documentarist Phoebe Hart curates these fragments and creatively envisages the literal and figurative world of dreams, arresting our collective hopes, desires and fears. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 20:23
  • Australia

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String

By Natalie Kestecher

Ever noticed it’s the hard decisions that are often the easiest ones to make, and the inconsequential ones that can twist you into a knot? (more)

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  • 2008
  • 89:39
  • USA / Canada

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Listening Critically

By Ben Shapiro & James Wehmeyer

Art forms such as film, literature and even TV, generate rich bodies of critcal writing that push the boundaries of what creators do and why, and gives audiences new ways to appreciate the work. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • USA

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I Didn't Know That (Un Hombre, su Perro, su Caballo, y Cielo)

By Jesse Ricke

Field recordings of a Peruvian Pentecostal church service were used as a base for this piece, with which samples from The Books were incorporated in support of the narration of a spanish folk tale about the nature of heaven and best friends. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:50
  • USA

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Roses are Red, Sandwiches Are Yellow

By Sejan Yun

Neighbors of Bushwick, Brooklyn are asked, "Which do you prefer, the perfect love or the perfect sandwich?" -- vox pop-style. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Studs & Jimmy

By Alan Hall

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)

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  • 2010
  • 27:40
  • UK

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The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

By Adam Fowler

British writer and radio presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli remembers the loneliness of being a goalkeeper, the player who spends 90 minutes looking at his colleagues’ backs. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 81:58
  • USA

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In Praise of the Sandbox

By Jay Allison

What inspires those who inspire us? Seasoned producer Jay Allison shares work that inspired him a long time ago and inspires him today, work that contains a healthy measure of invention and play -- key ingredients of creativity, even in a serious world. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 19:26
  • USA

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A Lucky Wind

By Soren Wheeler & Jad Abumrad

Do we live in a world where there is magic and meaning, or is it all just chance? (more)

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  • 2010
  • 1:42
  • Netherlands

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All You Need is a Wall - 10

By Marijke Peters & Henry Hocking

Writers' block forces an author to reconsider her approach to a lack of inspiration. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Eros the Bittersweet: An Edible Riff

By Richard Fox and Patricia McMillen

An audio prose poem, mixing chocolate with desire. (more)

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