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Collection of four film stills representing Shorts Program 4

Shorts 4: Traditions (Documentary)


  Canada, India, United Kingdom, United States     83 minutes


These powerful non-fiction shorts highlight ambitious missions, modern artistry, and regional heritage. Featuring works by Luchina Fisher, Christine Turner, Bafic, Jennie Williams, and Sohil Vaidya.

In Team Dream (US), Ann and Madeline prepare to competitively swim in the National Senior Games. Celebrated artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley provide insight into their creation of the Obama portraits in Paint and Pitchfork (US). Sub Eleven Seconds (UK) is a poetic imagining of track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic journey. In Nalujuk Night (Canada), an exhilarating and terrifying Labrador Inuit ritual takes place every January. Trees whisper tales of the Gods and the ancestors, spirits wander in the forest, and dark secrets buried in the time slowly emerge in Murmurs of the Jungle (India).

Screenings & Events

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.


Shorts Sponsor (Team Dream)

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Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin

Cultural Supporters (for Nalujuk Night)

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