SHORT LIST SHORTS: ’63 BOYCOTT + EARTHRISE
This program presents two films appearing in our Short List: Shorts section recognizing some of the top documentary shorts films of the year.
DIR: Gordon Quinn
In 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted Chicago’s public schools to protest racial segregation. Combining period footage with reflections from participants, ‘63 Boycott links the past with present-day concerns around inequality in the education system. Courtesy of Kartemquin. (USA, 31 min.)
DIR: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
In 1968, the first image of the Earth was captured from space, an iconic photograph that had an immediate and transformative impact around the globe. Earthrise explores the memories of the Apollo 8 astronauts responsible for the image, and their experience of awe in viewing the Earth framed against the void of space. Courtesy of New York Times Op-Docs/POV. (USA, 29 min.)