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Doc Stories

Shorts Block: Ideology vs. Identity

Ticket buyers and pass holders to this event will have access to stream the film within the indicated window of time. Views must be completed within 24 hours of starting. Viewing of the program is restricted to California.


Film Available to Stream

Mon, Nov 6 at 12:01 am – Tue, Nov 7 at 11:59 pm PT

Streaming Window Ended

In-Person Screening

You can attend this program in-person on Sunday, Nov 5 | 1:30 pm PT. Get Tickets here.


Featuring a unique group of shorts that explores the chasms in ideology and identity on national and personal level. Each film underscores how individual actions can challenge and reshape societal norms through five tales of inspiration. With intimately told stories, these films will take you on a journey through the kitchens of Mexico City, the snow-laden plains of the Alaskan wilderness, the electoral process in Arizona, the playgrounds of American cities, and the judicial halls that oversee womens’ rights. Every short film is filled with voices that speak to the very fabric of the tumultuous times we live in and the ways in which the human spirit remains unconquerable.

A Maricopa County Supervisor witnesses the crippling effects of election denialism and its impact on American democracy.
Daniel Lombroso, Paul Moakley (USA 2023, 22 min)

Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games
The rhythmic hand games of Black girls across the US that have influenced the national music landscape and beyond.
Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson (USA 2023, 18 min)

Under G-d
The nationwide struggle of Jewish communities and interfaith leaders as they challenge the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Paula Eiselt (USA 2023, 23 min)

Apayauq Reitan’s races to become the first out trans woman in Alaska’s legendary Iditarod sled dog competition.
Zeppelin Zeerip (USA 2023, 16 min)

La Chef
A mouth-watering presentation of Ana González Serrano’s Mexico City restaurant and her fight for equality in a male-dominant culinary landscape.
Jessica De La Torre (Mexico 2023, 12 min)