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A Program of 3 Short Films

Individual Short Films and Filmmaker Q&A's Screening Throughout the Day on Saturday, July 10, 2021

Knocking Down The Fences at 11:30am PT | Tree #3 at 3:00pm PT | Red Horizon at 6:00pm PT

Each short film will be followed by live filmmaker Q&A:
Knocking Down The Fences with Meg Shutzer, Director, and John Priddy, Windrider Institute CEO and Co-Founder.
Tree #3 with Omer Ben-Shachar, Director, and Claudia S. Murray.
Red Horizon with T.C. Johnstone, Director, and Will Stoller-Lee, Windrider Forum Co-Founder.

Closed Captioning will be available for the on demand replays of the short films Knocking Down The Fences and Tree #3, accessible to ticket holders from July 11th through 18th.

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Film and Q&A Screening Saturday, July 10 at 11:30am PT

Knocking Down the Fences shows an incredible black, softball player flying through the air, catching balls clearly out of reach. A.J. Andrews is the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, recognizing her amazing athletic talent. Yet, she faces the same financial difficulties as other professional female athletes, earning significantly less than professional male athletes.

THE LENS OF HOPE

Female athletes are speaking up and saying it is time for equality. They are starting to be heard and seen for their talent and they are inspiring young girls who will be the next generation of superstar athletes!

“Women need to be loud about their achievements, and this film was another way for me to use my voice.”
-A.J. Andrews

Filmmaker: Meg Shutzer
Run time: 12 minutes

CLICK TO ACCESS THE ON DEMAND REPLAY OF
KNOCKING DOWN THE FENCES
Available through July 25

Visit knockingdownthefences.com for more information on the film.

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Film and Q&A Screening Saturday, July 10 at 3:00pm PT

Tree #3 is Itai’s story of living in Texas as an immigrant from Israel. This boy dreams of having the lead role in a school play, but is repeatedly cast as a bush or a tree. Undeterred by blatant discrimination, he makes the most of being Tree #3 and finds his moment to unexpectedly shine.

THE LENS OF HOPE

Despite hurdles and discrimination, immigrants continue to believe in the American Dream and enrich our communities.

Filmmaker: Omer Ben-Shachar
Run time: 20 minutes

CLICK TO ACCESS THE ON DEMAND REPLAY OF TREE #3
Available through July 25

WINNER:

  • 2019 Student Academy Award (Narrative Bronze Medal)
  • 2019 Student Emmy Award (Nominee, Best Comedy)

And many more…

Visit treenumberthreefilm.com for more information on the film.

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Film and Q&A Screening Saturday, July 10 at 6:00pm PT

Red Horizon is a documentary about an amazing group of young African-American men and women being trained as pilots, looking to help diversify the pilot profession. Less than 3% of pilots are black, and less than 1% are black women. These men and women are carrying on the legacy of the black Tuskegee Airmen, who served with distinction in WWII and returned home to face the same racism they had before.

THE LENS OF HOPE

These intelligent young pilots are paving the way for more like them to be trained as airmen and women to create an aviation culture of people from all different walks of life.

Filmmaker: T.C. Johnstone
Run time: 34 minutes

CLICK TO ACCESS THE ON DEMAND REPLAY OF RED HORIZON
Available through July 25

Where the name “Red Tail” came from:

Tuskegee Airmen in World War II

In April 1942, the Tuskegee-trained 99th Pursuit Squadron deployed to North Africa, which the Allies had occupied. … The tails of their planes were painted red for identification purposes, earning them the enduring nickname “Red Tails.”

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RED TAIL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION featured in the film.

 

Visit redhorizonfilm.com for more information on the film.

Carterland Poster

Carterland
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Film and Filmmaker Q&A Livestream at 6:00pm PT

River City Drumbeat Film Poster

River City Drumbeat
Friday, July 9, 2021
Film and Filmmaker Q&A Livestream at 6:00pm PT

3 Short Film Program Poster

Short Film Program
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Knocking Down The Fences Film and Q&A at 11:30am PT, Tree #3 Film and Q&A at 3:00pm PT, and Red Horizon Film and Q&A at 6:00pm PT

Rising Phoenix Film Poster - Netflix

Rising Phoenix
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Watch the Film on Netflix (Subscription Required)
Filmmaker Q&A Livestream at 6:00pm PT on July 15

Giving Voice Film Poster - Netflix

Giving Voice
Friday, July 16, 2021
Watch the Film on Netflix (Subscription Required)
Filmmaker Q&A and Panel Discussion Livestream at 6:00pm PT on July 16