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The New Yorker Documentary Shorts WITH Q&A at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Jacob Burns Film Center

Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening 2023. 87 m. Various Directors. The New Yorker. Various Countries. Various Languages with subtitles. Rated NR.  All Films  Series Join us for a selection of extraordinary stories from around the world with this program of short documentaries from The New Yorker: Parker (13 min.) A decision delayed for decades allows a Kansas City family to reunite to do something that countless African Americans before them could not do—choose their own last name. Directed by: Sharon Liese Deciding Vote (19 min.) Fifty years ago, a now-forgotten New York assemblyman cast a single tie-breaking vote that legalized abortion in New York and laid the groundwork for Roe v. Wade. Directed by: Robert J. Lyons and Jeremy Workman Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles (13 min.) In western Ukraine, sculptors who used to make religious statues are retraining to use their skills for a new purpose: building anti-tank obstacles to help fend off the Russian invasion. Directed by: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk Puffling (20 min.) Near an Icelandic town, teen-agers spend nights rescuing young pufflings as they leave their nests for the first time and get lost because of light pollution. Directed by: Jessica Bishopp Nina & Irena (22 min.) On the eve of her ninetieth birthday, a grandmother reveals to her grandson, for the […]