• 2008
  • 82:47
  • USA

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Presenting the 2008 TCF ShortDocs: Radio Ephemera

By Julie Shapiro, John Biewen, Sarah Boothroyd, David P. Earle & Meghan Vigeant

For the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge, the TCF joined forces with the Prelinger Library, a one-of-a-kind collection of books, periodicals, and more, running the gamut from the concrete and tangible to the abstract and etherized. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #111: The Radio Ephemera Show

By Various

This hour: the weird, wonderful results of the Radio Ephemera ShortDoc Challenge. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:51
  • USA

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Cicatrix

By Joan Schuman

"Cicatrix" resonates in regenerative acts, resiliency, rootedness, and irreparably damaged nerves as it tries to imagine one woman's language of war. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Government! Hold My Hand . . .

By Zachary Baiel

A satirical collision of Indiana history and standardized testing. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Is That My Imagination?

By Meghan Vigeant

The story of a mind on strike. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Too Much Shade

By Annie Baxter

This piece traces the devolution of a trailer to a tree. (more)

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  • 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
  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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If It Hurts, You Breathe Faster

By Fereshteh Toosi

Buffalo resident Kathy Mecca has been resisting a proposed expansion of the Peace Bridge that threatens to destroy residential homes, architecturally important buildings, and mature trees in a neighborhood that has higher than average rates of asthma. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:54
  • USA

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Govern the Ganglia

By Ken Cormier

A found poem -- all text from chosen books. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 3:02
  • USA

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A Transgender Childhood

By Tina Antolini

Growing up isn't easy - when you feel as if your mind is one gender, and your body another. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #103: The Sean Hurley / Sherwin Sleeves Show

By Various

This hour: the work of producer Sean Hurley, a writer and musician who lives on top of a mountain in New Hampshire and has an alter-ego, Sherwin Sleeves, who's become central to Sean's radio storytelling. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:26
  • USA

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Trees Have Full Control of Body and Mind and Are Thus Very Good Citizens

By Amy Denes

A very comic and nervous Monty Python-type exploration of the life of a tree. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Six Minutes

By Katie Ball

A motorcyclist hits the only tree standing in an otherwise empty field. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:48
  • USA

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When Condos Travel

By Sara Robberson

This piece explores what happens when trailers want to stay put, but condos travel -- removing Austin residents and their beloved trees. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 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)

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  • 2008
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Sending Books to Africa

By Sarah Yahm

A surreal tale about book donations, whitefish salad, and trans-atlantic journeys. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:57
  • Canada

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Ad Absurdum

By Sarah Boothroyd

A herd of marketing hits, cliches and platitudes, featuring a chorus of cats and two pounds of Velveeta. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 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
  • 2008
  • 2:52
  • USA

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The Persistence of Ephemera

By Ceil Muller

A slighty wacky look at my own ephemera collection. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:58
  • USA

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The Woman in the Tree

By Kathryn Born

Here's a story along the theme of "ephemera" - things that were not built to be around for long. (more)

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