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Third World Newsreel - Briefly

Third World Newsreel – Briefly   We dedicate this episode to highlight the work of Third World Newsreel(TWN). TWN is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation, and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues. Since the first season, Short Docs has collaborated with TWN, streaming documentaries […]

Xavier Phifer – Resilience Story

Xavier Phifer, a 17 year-old student from Brooklyn, describes how his mother’s incarceration ten years ago shaped the person he is now. With her support, he has pursued education and filmmaking, advocating for laws that would place incarcerated parents closer to their children. Francis Adjei

Fighting For Justice

Fighting For Justice

  Anuz Thapa’s “Fighting for Justice” focuses on how the criminal justice system is reluctant to charge people with a ‘hate crime.’ Bangladeshi Imam Maulana Akonjee and his assistant, Thara Uddin were murdered in broad daylight in Queens in 2016. Since losing his father, Saif Akonjee becomes the head of his devastated family, deferring his […]

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