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2020 Doc Stories

Doing the Work: Documentary Shorts

Ticket buyers and pass holders will have access to stream this shorts program within a limited window of time, and views must be completed within 24 hours of starting. The live Q&A will take place on this page, and a video recording will be posted here shortly afterward. Visit our FAQ for more info.


Films Available to Stream

Thu, Dec 3 at 12:01 am – Sun, Dec 6 at 11:59 pm PST

Live Q&A

Sat, Dec 5 at 3:00 pm PST

Streaming Window Ended


Directors Yung Chang, Anders Hammer, Julia Jansch, Annie Katsura, and Maja Novaković are expected for the live Q&A on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 pm PST.


Four exquisite short films examine the crucial, selfless, backbreaking, and sometimes joyous work that individuals put themselves through to survive. From the frontlines of the protests in Hong Kong to the isolated hills of Eastern Bosnia, these four films — Do Not Split, Pandemic 19, My Father the Mover, and Then Comes the Evening — all focus on extraordinary people who are working to better their lives and the lives of others.

TRT 105 min.

Do Not Split
This timely documentary drops viewers immersively into the Hong Kong protests that began in the summer of 2019, covering a series of demonstrations that escalate when protestors clash with the police.
(Anders Hammer, USA/Norway, 35 min)

My Father the Mover
A South African dancer and father teaches children to express themselves through movement in order to overcome their own fear and daily struggles.
(Julia Jansch, South Africa, 13 min)

Pandemic 19
Through daily film diaries, three heroic and selfless doctors chronicle their first-hand experiences during the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in their hospitals.
(Yung Chang & Annie Katsura, USA, 29 min)

Then Comes the Evening
This meditative and beautifully cinematic film observes two women who live in an isolated countryside and whose days are spent laboriously tending to their land and preparing food, while remaining intimately connected to nature.
(Maja Novaković, Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 min)

Closed captioning will be available for Do Not Split, Pandemic 19, and Then Comes the Evening.