Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Documentary shorts created by award-winning mediamakers.

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Documentary Shorts
  • Sherod

    "SHEROD" is a story about finding oneself and starting over. In this short documentary, Sherod "Sha Stimuli" Williams discusses his journey of self discovery from hip-hop artist to husband and father while navigating the business side of music, relationships and love.

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  • Thoughts Create Form

    A humorous view of the epidemic of "Homelessness of Art" fought out in the streets of NYC with a performance piece of, Do Thoughts Create your Life? The film looks at the locations where consistent thoughts have created Physicality. It is a documentary about an experiment that you are now a part ...

  • 2020AD

    How does one survive as a "non" human?
    How does the Black psyche experience life in the face of looming death?

    I dread telling my Black child about police...

    2020AD visualizes the labor of engaging "the talk" while imagining an alternative, more generative confrontation drawing from the archive...

  • BIRTHRIGHT: Finding the Missing Piece of Me

    Britney Giaccone always felt something was missing.

    As a young girl, she never identified with her “biological” dad. Fortunately, her stepfather filled a void in her life, but it was never enough to settle the feeling that something was off. A random decision to take a popular over-the-counter D...

  • Ourselves in Stories

    In the last 25 years, the independent comics community made deliberate efforts to be inclusive and elevate under-represented voices. This is the story of how the community has changed over those years and evidence that if you want to change a culture, you need to change its stories, starting with...

  • Becoming Black Lawyers

    When these five Black lawyers set out on their journeys to receive a professional legal education, they did not realize that they would have to struggle against additional battles even more challenging than the rigors of learning the law in a hypercompetitive environment. They discover the contra...

  • Delayed But Never Denied: Juneteenth 2021

    In the town of Cleveland, north of Houston, a local organization holds a Juneteenth celebration that unites the community.

    This documentary shares the sights and sounds of the festivities, participants share the meaning of the day, and the importance of Juneteenth being recognized as a national ...

  • TKT

    Short documentary about T Kang Tae Kwon Do School on Avenue U Brooklyn.

  • In the Sun

    From Executive Producer Kerry Washington, “In the Sun” is a poignant and inspiring documentary that lets viewers in on the personal skin health journeys of seven families facing extraordinary circumstances as they uncover the long-term effects of living in the sun. The film introduces us to Dr. S...

  • Covid Crusader: : The Carla Brown Story

    Motivated by the death of her husband due to COVID-19, Carla Brown is on a mission to vaccinate the African American population of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • My Name Is

    A factual film to get an in-depth look into experiences of individuals with non-western first names, its link to their identity, and how it correlates to pressures of conforming to westernized English norms.

  • Restrictions Apply

    America's "happiest city" holds a sad secret, and the roots run deep. One resident confronts racist language in her home deed, and discovers a system that's designed to keep itself buried.

  • 54 Years Late

    “54 YEARS LATE” is a short film that tells the gut-wrenching true-life story of Terry Gene Wright, a 58-year-old African American man who was not diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) until the age of 54 despite being seen by an array of healthcare practitioners, enduring countless hospitalizations...

  • Sankofa Curtain Call

    With over 10 years of teaching experience, Latecia educates and supervises young children in the theatre and the arts. Between dealing with her troubled experiences as a child and balancing her life at home as a single mother, she gets up every morning with the goal of changing the youth for the...

  • Come Meet A Black Person

    Come Meet A Black Person

  • Damita

    Stunt actor, Damita Jane Howard, shares the story of her journey from playing roller derby professionally to working full-time as a stunt actor in major hollywood films to realizing her childhood dream of riding horses.

  • Where My Girls

    In the underground hip hop scene of New York, the old adage “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere” rings true for many rappers seeking to make a name for themselves. But in a scene that struggles to stay genuine in the face of clout chasers and rising rents, making it has taken on a ...

  • Funeral of a Nation

    In memory of who we were, a tribute to who we will be. In honor of those before us, a call to those after us. You are because of who was, where past meets present, a future is born. Funeral of a Nation will ensure the Birth of Another.

  • Cosmonauts

    Law enforcement agencies were given a task contrary to the Constitution – to disperse a peaceful rally. How the characters will cope with the dilemma we will understand thanks to synthesis of opposite genres-music videos and documentaries.

  • Girl Dads

    The film Girl Dads takes an intimate look into the special bond a father has with his daughters. Every man anticipates the opportunity to have a son that he can refer to as his mini me and train to walk in his footsteps... but a man's life will change as soon as he looks into the eyes of his baby...

  • The Unheard Tales of TamikaFest

    Def Poet Tamika "Georgia Me" Harper shares her success as the "Queen of Spoken-Word," and her self-titled poetry festival the TamikaFest.

  • 70 Years of Blackness: The Untangling of Race and Adoption

    Verda Byrd has been living her entire life as a black woman. Only until the age of 70 Verda made a shocking discovery. She was adopted and her biological parents were actually white. 70 Years of Blackness takes a look into Verda's story while examining the effects race played within the adoption ...