Doxita Film Festival

The Film and Media Studies Program in the Department of Art & Art History is pleased to present Doxita, a traveling festival of short documentary films. The program, comprised of five films, represents a wide variety of documentary - domestic and foreign, serious and funny. It is designed to profile the content and artistic vision that non-fiction short films provide. Films to be screened: Season 2: All in a Day's Work China's Wild West (UK, Urszula Pontikos, 10 min.) An observational and austere look at a group of miners in Western china who chip away at a dry riverbed, hoping to discover jade. Breadmakers (UK, Yasmin Fredda, 11 min.) A tender portrait of a unique community of workers with disabilities who work together to produce organic breads. Wood (USA, David Fenster, 21 min.) Beautifully shot images of a logging company and stories from its employees form this elegy to a rapidly disappearing type of labor. Shika Shika (USA, Stephen Hyde, 10 min.) A spirited film following one family that for three generations has scaled the Peruvian Andes to "harvest" ice for selling shika shika. The Tailor (Spain, Oscar Perez, 31 min.) In Barcelona, Pakistani tailor Mohamed holds court over mounds of plastic bags containing customer's clothing. His unique customer service makes for fascinating and comical observation.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

Center for East Asian Studies