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PBS Short Film Festival

The Children of Central City

PBS Short Film Festival

The Children of Central City

18m 26s

The film provides an in-depth look at the impact of growing up surrounded by violence in one of New Orleans' most crime-riddled neighborhoods. The film takes you to the playing field, the classrooms, players’ homes and the offices of the social workers whose attempts to treat the children's post-traumatic stress are repeatedly thwarted by state budget cuts to mental healthcare.

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12m 38s

To Infinity

A dying father helps his young daughter carry an imaginary mission into space in order to reunite her with her mother; which leads to an unimaginable revelation.

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12m 22s

In This Family

Ten years after being outed by his teacher, a gay man revisits raw audio recordings of his Filipino family's reactions.

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13m 23s

Joyride

Teenage Latina sisters break their grandmother out of her assisted living facility for one last joyride.

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12m 23s

Maria

Set against the devastation of a recent hurricane, a young woman’s mental health is pushed to the edge when she returns home to care for her suicidal father.

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