January 22 – 26, 2014 @ Winona State University, Winona, MN.

2010 films

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A Sense of Wonder

Christopher Monger  (30 Minutes)

​When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of a political maelstrom. Actress Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in a documentary-style film, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.
Saturday Jan. 30 : 8:30pm : SLC 120
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American Colonies: Collapse of the Bee

Jason Kushner  (60 Minutes)

American Colonies: Collapse of the Bee is an independent film project that breaks down the role of bees and pollinators in our environment and economy. It explains the mysterious problem of Colony Collapse Disorder and proposes a possible solution for the sake of our food supply and global economy.
Saturday Jan. 30 : 3:30pm : SLC 120
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Beyond the Call

Adrian Belic  (82 Minutes)

 In a Mother Teresa meets Indiana Jones adventure, three middle-aged men, former soldiers and modern day knights travel the world delivering life saving humanitarian aid directly into the hands of civilians in some of the most dangerous yet beautiful places on Earth--the front lines of war.
Saturday Jan. 30 : 6:00pm : PAC
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Big River

Curt Ellis   (27 Minutes)

Following up on their Peabody winning documentary, the King Corn boys are back.  For Big River, best friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have returned to Iowa with a new mission: to investigate the environmental impact their acre of corn has sent to the people and places downstream.  In a journey that spans from the heartland to the Gulf of Mexico, they set out to see the big world their little acre of corn has touched.  On their trip, flashbacks to the pesticides sprayed, fertilizers injected, and soil plowed lead to new questions, explored by new experts in new places. 
Saturday Jan. 30 : 6:00pm : SLC 120
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Big River Man

John Maringouin  (100 Minutes)

In February 2007, Martin Strel began an insane attempt to be the first person to swim the entire length of the world's most dangerous river, the mighty Amazon. Martin is an endurance swimmer from Slovenia, who swims rivers, including the Mississippi, the Danube and the Yangtze to date, in order to highlight their pollution to the world. Martin is also a rather overweight, horseburger loving Slovenian in his fifties who drinks two bottles of red wine a day, even when swimming.
In Person: Matt Mohlke
Saturday Jan. 30 : 10:00am : SLC 120
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Bridal Veil Falls: Back to the Public

David D'Angelo  (9 Minutes)

​For Erik Weihenmayer, a blind man, and Chad Jukes, an amputee, to ice climb is a feat in itself. To summit Telluride’s Bridal Veil Falls, the highest free-falling waterfall in Colorado, is even more notable.
Adrenaline Film
Wednesday Jan. 27 : 9:00pm : Salvi Lecture Hall, Saint Mary's University
Thursday Jan. 28 : 9:30pm : Lourdes Hall, Winona State University


Juergen Haas  (3 Minutes)

 What better expression of harmony in nature than a spider and a fly playing a duet? Bruno is an imaginatively animated short film by Juergen Haas (also the director of Canary Beat), where predator and prey make beautiful music together.
Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103)

Charcoal Traffic

Nathan Collett  (7 Minutes)

 The first fictional film from Somalia in more than 15 years is based on true events. Set in today’s age of Kalashnikov assault rifles and cell phones, it has pathos reminiscent of an ancient Greek tragedy. Charcoal Traffic deliberately intends to provoke dialogue between Somalians about the self-destructive perils of greed, corruption and ignorance. As with Greek tragedies, the themes of Charcoal Traffic are universal and timeless: It’s not a quantum leap from the northern Somalian desert to the mountaintops of Appalachia or the mesas of Colorado and Wyoming.
Sunday Jan. 31 : 3:30pm : Somsen Auditorium

Chickens of the Sea

Steve Furman  (23 Minutes)

 ...a sea of grass, that is. Most of the native prairie in North America is gone, and prairie chickens are rare, but if you're lucky enough to find them, they're fun to watch!

Will a giant prairie chicken show up after “Chickens Of The Sea”? Or is that Steve Furman, director of this film, sporting a coat of feathers? Well, just as prairie chickens aren’t opposed to a little fun, neither is the creator of this film.
Kidz Adventure Set
Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : Somsen Auditorium


James Downer  (3 Minutes)

 Compost animates normal organic found items including sticks, leaves, and insects to the tune of a solo pianist. Replacement animation gives life to all things compostable. Don’t worry, no insects or animals were harmed in the making of this film.
Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : PAC

Crisis at Mt. Tenabo

Gage and Gage Productions  (5 Minutes)

The Dann sisters, members of the Western Shoshone tribe, live and ranch in northern Nevada, but their grazing land was confiscated by the BLM for reasons that did not seem altogether just. Crisis at Mt. Tenabo is a short update to the situation.
Sunday Jan. 31 : 1:00pm : SLC 120


Masaki Sekiguchi  (4 Minutes)

 Sometimes, words aren’t necessary. In Deep/Shinsetsu, filmmaker Masaki Sekiguchi lets the images speak for themselves. Filmed in Japan after what appears to be a 100-year storm, this short is a melodic and meditative portrait of skiing powder—chest-deep powder. The film is stripped of the genre’s usual racket, there are no voice-overs, jibbers, helicopters or hip-hop music here. Instead, it cuts straight to the essentials, the wash of white and the joy of bounding through bottomless snow.
Wednesday Jan. 27 : 9:00pm : Salvi Lecture Hall, Saint Mary's University
Thursday Jan. 28 : 9:30pm : Lourdes Hall, Winona State University


Jeremy Seifert  (44 Minutes)

Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America. Grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.
Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : PAC
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End of the Line

Rupert Murray  (28 Minutes)

We see firsthand the devastating effects of our global love affair with fish. Filmed over two years, the documentary follows the indefatigable investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts the politicians and celebrity restaurateurs who exhibit little regard for the damage their policies are doing to the oceans. Taking us from the cod-depleted shores of the Atlantic to the Straits of Gibraltar and the coasts of Senegal, and on to the Tokyo fish market, The End of the Line sounds a powerful wake-up call to the world: If we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048.
Saturday Jan. 30 : 3:30pm : SLC 120
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Food Fight

Stefan Nadelman  (6 Minutes)

I hate to give anything away, but forewarned is forearmed, and it will save you from slapping your forehead halfway through this clever and original piece and exclaiming, “Oh, now I get it!” Food Fight is the story of the US at war from WWII to the present, and food is used to express the sprawling story. To watch two lofty stacks of cheeseburgers, standing in for the World Trade Center towers, collapse hits hard. It’s odd how a funny film can show us how unfunny war is. Still, there’s a lot to smile about in Food Fight. Kids will love the silliness of flying sushi and booby-trapped pitas; adults may digest the content more thoughtfully.
Saturday Jan. 30 : 6:00pm : SLC 120

Food Miles

A Kontent Real Production  (30 Minutes)

​In the 21st century global food economy, most foods travel an average of 1,500 miles from farm to plate. As renowned author Michael Pollan elaborates, the impacts of this fossil fuel-driven system are detrimental to the environment, but also to our health and social well-being. Writer Michael Shuman argues that investing in local food systems lessens the distance between who we are and what we eat, and creates wealth in the community (PBS)
Saturday Jan. 30 : 10:00am : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103)

Genghis Blues

Roko and Adrian Belic  (90 Minutes)

Paul Pena played blues with the greats T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, and Bonnie Raitt. In 1995, the blind bluesman became the first American ever to compete in an unusual contest of multi-harmonic "throatsinging."

The Autonomous Republic of Tuva, wedged between Siberia and Mongolia, for centuries has been isolated from the rest of the world by jagged mountains and Soviet restrictions. Only recently have the Tuvan art form of throatsinging become known to outsiders.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 8:30pm : PAC

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Green Tunnel

Kevin Gallagher  (4 Minutes)

 A six month journey along the 2,200 mile long Appalachian Trail, condensed and reinterpreted into five minutes of stop-motion.
Adrenaline Film
Wednesday Jan. 27 : 9:00pm : Salvi Lecture Hall, Saint Mary's University
Thursday Jan. 28 : 9:30pm : Lourdes Hall, Winona State University

High Plains Winter

Cindy Stillwell  (10 Minutes)

 High Plains Winter is a meditation on how people can thrive in a bleak and unsympathetic landscape. Shot on Super 8 and 16mm film in the high plains of Montana, Cindy Stillwell’s film shows a group of people making the most out of a long winter with a sport called “skijoring.”

Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 

History Making Farming Author on the Move

Matt Morris  (7 Minutes)

 Vern Switzer is an idiosyncratic character: A black farmer in Rural Hall, North Carolina, his passion for growing watermelon found new meaning when God directed him to write children’s books. Now this “farming author on the move” brings his message of sustainable farming and character building to schools across the country.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 10:00am : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 

Homegrown: The 21st Century Family Farm

Robert McFalls  (52 Minutes)

 "Homegrown" follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. While "living off the grid," they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a website that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it's like to live like "Little House on the Prairie" in the 21st Century.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 10:00am : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 
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How to Save a Fish from Drowning

Kelly Neal  (13 Minutes)

The Scottish Documentary Institute commissioned six new filmmakers to create films with a theme of “white,” and this short from Kelly Neal is one of the unexpected results. In a rural American town called Columbus, the average age of the population is 73. Three “very poor fisherman,” Wiley, Shanny, and Springy, live in a place so small “you blink your eyes and you go by and you’ll miss it.” The stark, cold countryside is contrasted with the warmth of the fishermen, who use their humor and comradeship to bolster spirits and straighten their spines against inevitable “progress.”

Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 


Nicolas Brault  (10 Minutes)

The haunting hum and buzz of the African hungu punctuates this timeless animated tale about the origins of this ancient instrument. Although its mythical roots are mired in sorrow, the story is one of redemption. A mother’s soul, embodied in music, returns strength and life to a child when he becomes a man. The filmmaker combines 2D animation on a graphics tablet with the warmth of sand animation, creating a beautiful, original style. 

Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 

Journey of a Red Fridge

Lucian & Natasa Muntean  (53 Minutes)

Hari Rai is a 17-year-old student who lives in a small village in Nepal. To support himself and pay for his education, he works as a porter. In this documentary, Rai is hired to carry a Coca-Cola refrigerator to a repair shop, and the footage follows him through Nepal's stunning mountainscape—past tourist-filled hot springs, Buddhist temples, herds of goats and small villages. Rai shares his thoughts, beliefs and hopes for the future along the way. The four-day transport is a poignant portrait of child labor. Supported by the Global Fund for Children, Journey of a Red Fridge takes an unforgettable look at the state of Nepal’s 60,000 child porters. —MD, Telluride www.lunamdocs.com   View Trailer...

Kashmir (Castel)

Arden Oksanen  (33 Minutes)

Visit Kashmir with all of its hostility and kindness in the unique setting of a massive ski area with a single French gondola. This is Gulmarg, a destination not to be missed by world travelers before both Pakistan and India claimed Kashmir as their own, causing a nearly nuclear conflict. If smiles were the currency of happiness, then here in this film live some of the happiest people on earth!

Wednesday Jan. 27 : 9:00pm : Salvi Lecture Hall, Saint Mary's University 
Thursday Jan. 28 : 9:30pm : Lourdes Hall, Winona State University 

Les Anges Dechets (Garbage Angels)

Pierre Trudeau  (6 Minutes)

 Director Pierre Trudeau sees beauty in the strangest place, a garbage dumpsite. In Garbage Angels, odd life forms tell their tales about survival of the fittest in a society where everything seems disposable. 

Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : PAC 

Look to the Ground

Bjorn Enga  (6 Minutes)

Imagine riding your mountain bike at full speed down a steep serpentine trail at night when the moon is a dim sliver that slips in and out of clouds, its vague light often lost in shadow. And now imagine that you’re wearing shades. Just such a scenario describes much of Bobby McMullen’s life: He is a blind mountain biker. Look to the Ground is his story. 

Wednesday Jan. 27 : 9:00pm : Salvi Lecture Hall, Saint Mary's University 
Thursday Jan. 28 : 9:30pm : Lourdes Hall, Winona State University 

Making the Crooked Straight

Susan Cohn Rockefeller  (28 Minutes)

Simply put, Dr. Rick Hodes is a miracle worker. Deeply adhering to the belief that “He who saves one life, saves an entire world,” Hodes works in Ethiopia, taking care of children stricken with tuberculosis of the spine. If left untreated, this disease can cause massive humps to grow on the back, forcing its victims into a permanent forward-bending posture that can lead to death or a wicked deformity. Hodes has given countless children a new sense of self. And by watching Making the Crooked Straight, you will find a new sense of hope. 

Saturday Jan. 30 : 3:30pm : Somsen Auditorium 
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Marathon Beirut: For the Love of Lebanon

Deborah Harse  (73 Minutes)

In the aftermath of the 2006 Israel Lebanon War, the Beirut Marathon Association chose not to cancel the event, but rather to hold it as a testament to Lebanese resilience. Five days before the race, government minister Pierre Gemayel was assassinated. However they didn't cancel, but postponed the race by one week. Then 3 days before the rescheduled date, Hezbollah called for a rally to overthrow the government. There was concern that people would be fearful of coming out for the marathon, but it took place with 22,000 people, running or walking 'For the Love of Lebanon' as the theme. 

Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 

Muskurati Roshni

Apne Aap  (7 Minutes)

Muskurati Roshni or Bright Smile was made by girls from an NGO, working with Apne Aap who works with marginalised women and their children to give them vocational training. The film addresses the issue of sex selection in a very abstract way with the female foetus expressing her joy and hope of being part of this world. Then her world is shattered when the mother is forced to undergo an abortion after determining that it is a girl.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : SLC 120 
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Mustang: Journey of Transformation

Will Parrinello  (30 Minutes)

Lost in time, the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang is one of the last sanctuaries of authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture. But long isolated by geography and politics, the people struggle to survive and the center of their culture, the fifteenth century monasteries and the art within are dangerously close to collapse. Mustang - Journey of Transformation, tells the compelling story of the efforts to rescue this ancient place.  Storytellers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Sunday Jan. 31 : 3:30pm : Somsen Auditorium 
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Orphans of Tsavo

Channel G  (5 Minutes)

There were once more than 3,000,000 elephants in Africa; there are now approximately 400,000. Orphans of Tsavo is about a special refuge in Kenya that is run by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which provides care of the many elephants that have been orphaned by poaching and other factors. 

Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 

Papiroflexia (Origami)

Joaquin Baldwin  (3 Minutes)

 Master paper-folder Fred’s world is dirty, mechanized and loud, but his skillful hands can reinvent his surroundings. This film was created at The UCLA Animation Workshop and is accompanied by the music of Nick Fevola. 

Saturday Jan. 30 : 3:30pm : Somsen Auditorium 

Playing For Change: Peace Through Music

PBS, Concord Music Group, Hear Music  (57 Minutes)

Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. 

Polycultures: Food Where We Live

Tom Kondilas  (56 Minutes)

This film portrays the diverse communities around Northeast Ohio coming together to grow a more sustainable and local food system that's good for the health of individuals, communities, local economies, and the environment. The term “polyculture” refers to the ecologically-minded technique of growing a diversity of crops/animals on one farm.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 6:00pm : SLC 120 
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Reclaiming Their Voices

Concentric Media  (35 Minutes)

Reclaiming Their Voices documents ways in which Native Americans have been disenfranchised over centuries, and are now becoming politically active. Native Americans living on reservations were the last ethnic minority granted the right to vote in the United States. In this film, we meet Native Americans who are stepping forward and speaking out against injustice. We learn how they are reclaiming their voices through education and action.

Sunday Jan. 31 : 1:00pm : SLC 120 

Red Gold

Travis Rummel and Ben Knight  (55 Minutes)

The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the Kvichak and and Nushagak rivers, the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Two mining companies, Northern Dynasty Minerals and Anglo American have partnered to propose an open-pit and underground mine at the headwaters of the two rivers. Despite promises of a clean project by officials, the accident-plagued history of hard rock mining has brought one of the biggest land use batttles Alaska has ever faced. Documenting the growing unrest among native, commercial and sport fishermen, Red Gold is a portrait of a unique way of life that won't survive if the salmon don't return with Bristol Bay's tide.  

Saturday Jan. 30 : 8:30pm : SLC 120 
Sunday Jan. 31 : 1:00pm : SLC 120 
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Revolution One

Dan Heaton  (10 Minutes)

Cliff edges, boulders, logs, park benches, public sculpture, handrails, picnic tables, walls and window sills - all are apparently perfect terrain for extreme unicycling.

Wednesday Jan. 27 : 9:00pm : Salvi Lecture Hall, Saint Mary's University
Thursday Jan. 28 : 9:30pm : Lourdes Hall, Winona State University

Riddle in a Bottle

Sisbro  (30 Minutes)

The Riddle in a Bottle  shares how life on earth is connected through moving water.
"The Riddle Solvers" are two siblings who run a riddle-solving stand, where they solve riddles for 5 cent a piece.  We follow them as they solve a mysterious riddle from the ocean that reaches them on an inland lake as a message in a magic bottle.

"Ahoy, me Hearties!  (Hello, my friends)  Step aboard me ship and set sail to wild yonder!  (Hop into my boat!  We'll have some adventure!)  Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! (Pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going!)  We be off to find some booty!  (We're going to find some treasure!)" - Lydia as a pirate, Heidi and Kelly as talking clams (hand puppets)

The children will participate in a scavenger hunt around Somsen auditorium.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : Somsen Auditorium 

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Renan Ozturk  (19 Minutes)

In the heart of the lofty, knife-sharp Vindhya Mountains in India sits a 6,500-foot rock route that resembles a massive shark fin and rises from the ocean of crags. In Samsara, all-star climbing team Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk set out to attempt a first ascent. But here’s the thing, the sacred peak Meru is said in mythology to be the center of the universe, but can you climb to the center of the universe?  

Wednesday Jan. 27 : 9:00pm : Salvi Lecture Hall, Saint Mary's University
Thursday Jan. 28 : 9:30pm : Lourdes Hall, Winona State University
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David Baas  (4 Minutes)

An animated mock documentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the
Antarctic, possibly foretelling cataclysmic results for the rest of the world.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 3:30pm : SLC 120 

Surfing 50 States

Jonno and Stefan  (60 Minutes)

Surfing 50 States is an independent travel documentary in which two Australian friends find a wacky way of surfing in all 50 states of the USA, whilst celebrating the diverse American Culture.
The 7 month, 20,000 mile journey finds the boys in all situations, from surfing icy waves in Alaska to 15 foot piles of potatoes in Idaho.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 3:30pm : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 
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Pixel One Productions  (74 Minutes)

Tableland is a culinary expedition in search of the people, place and taste of North American small scale sustainable food production. From the Orchards of the interior of the BC, the Napa Highlands, Rural Quebec and everywhere in between, TABLELAND showcases the successful production of tasty, local and seasonal food from field to plate.

Thursday Jan. 28 : 6:30 : Somsen Auditorium 
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Tainted Wolves

Amitabh Avasthi  (9 Minutes)

Each year, nearly 70 percent of gray wolf pups in Minnesota die from a virus common in domestic dogs. Scientists believe that a series of rare mutations and increased air travel helped a feline virus jump from cats to dogs, and then to gray wolves. This short documentary explores the threat to gray wolf populations from canine parvovirus, the factors helping its spread, and the lessons we can draw from viruses HIV1, SARS Coronavirus, HINI swine flu, that jump from one species to another.

Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 

Tales From The Road

Cathy Wurzer  (58 Minutes)

One of Minnesota's most famous and intriguing roads is Highway 61. The road that runs the length of the state, from Grand Portage to La Crescent and all the way down to New Orleans, has great stories along almost every mile of it.

Cathy Wurzer will be in person to present this film.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 10:00am : Somsen Auditorium 

The Bringing of Spring

James Downer  (1 Minutes)

Bummed out by global weirding? Snowstorms in May getting you down? This playful animated micro-short with characters created from wood, wire and fabric, brings spring right to your doorstep, or even closer.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : Somsen Auditorium 

The Great White Shark Song

Andy Brandy Casagrande IV  (20 Minutes)

 If you think there’s nothing funny about great white sharks, check out Andy Brandy Casagrande IV who plays a guitar and sings underwater while a few of the toothy mega-beasts swim by sublimely. The apropos chorus goes, “If I was a great white, I wouldn't bite you…but I'd swim right next to you.” There’s none of the doom, doom, doom, Jaws vibe; this is pithy shark-dance music.

In this section of the Children’s Program, we will be playing a trivia game about sharks! How dangerous are they? Do sharks sleep? We will test your knowledge on sharks, and then dive right into the film The Great White Shark Song.

Saturday Jan. 30 : 1:00pm : Somsen Auditorium 

The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl

Mike Roush  (6 Minutes)

 A bit twisted, a bit mournful and a bit of pure wicked entertainment, this film introduces us to the burrowing owl. When the timid, normally unassuming burrowing owl loses his mate to a large predator, watch out! His tale of revenge is tinged with both humor and sadness. 

Saturday Jan. 30 : 10:00am : Miller Auditorium (Stark 103) 

The Homes They Left Behind

Robert Pack  (26 Minutes)

What makes a home? What is home? These are two questions that have been asked for many years. In this film (part one of a two part series) the answers come from a group of residents from the Winona, Minnesota area, who talk about there own family history and their experience in discovering their own family stories. A full range of histories are included, from the Native Americans to the most recent immigrants of today.

The Horse Boy

Zeitgeist  (51 Minutes)

The Horse Boy does more than chronicle Rowan and his parents' journey across the vast, wild landscape of Mongolia. It delves into the strange world of autism itself, the relationship between humans and animals and between different cultures and different ways of being (autistic vs. normal, or "neuro-typical"), and the nature of healing. Audiences hear the varied theories on autism from the experts in the field, well-known researchers of autism such as Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen of Cambridge University; Dr. Temple Grandin, recovered autist and professor of animal behavior at Colorado State University; and anthropologist and researcher Roy Richard Grinker of George Washington University. But above all, The Horse Boy tells the story of a couple that goes to the end of the earth to find a way into their son's life.

Sunday Jan. 31 : 3:30 : Somsen Auditorium 
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The Last Butcher in Little Italy

Laura Terruso  (6 Minutes)

For some, this film will conjure fond memories of a shop they know, or knew, where a visit constitutes a significant interlude that involves a discussion of cooking, kids or current events. For those who are used to grabbing drab chops and boneless chicken on the fly, it will reveal some of the special magic that comes with human connection. 

Saturday Jan. 30 : 6:00pm : PAC 

The Red Helmet

Tyler Young  (6 Minutes)

 In a dark and drab world, a fearful young child discovers a bright red helmet that transforms everything. 

Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : PAC 

Under Our Skin

Andy Abrahams Wilson  (103 Minutes)

 A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.

Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : Somsen Auditorium 
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Unlimited: Renewable Energy in the 21st Century

Daniel Califf-Glick  (25 Minutes)

A documentary about renewable energy and other alternatives to fossil fuels. It features a group of passionate children calling for adults to take action and address global warming. It also includes global warming and energy experts talking about various promising technologies such as solar, wind and tidal power, transportation and the issue of food as it pertains to energy consumption.

Sunday Jan. 31 : 10:00am : PAC 

Walking Wisdom: The Story of Harry Walters, Navajo Elder

Stephanie Precourt  (10 Minutes)

​This film was one of five journalism partnership projects completed during summer 2009 by students of Winona State University and Diné College, the Tribal College of the Navajo Nation. This film describes the life work of Harry Walters, a Navajo cultural specialist and educator.

Sunday Jan. 31 : 3:30pm : SLC 120 

Way of the Warrior

PATRICIA A LOEW  (52 Minutes)

Way of the Warrior uses personal stories of heroes and soldiers to examine the warrior ethic in Indian Country and to answer the question why military service is so highly valued in Native communities. These gripping stories from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam weave a tapestry of positive and negative themes, including the warrior ethic, prejudice and stereotypes, forced assimilation, poverty, cultural pride, redemptive acts and healing. The documentary uses historical footage, period photographs, Native music, personal diaries and interviews to reveal what it means to be "ogichidaa," one who protects and follows the way of the warrior.

In Person: Patricia Loew

Sunday Jan. 31 : 3:30pm : SLC 120  

We Are All Here

Yonghwa Choi  (2 Minutes)

Our thriving planet will one day complete its journey and cease to exist. We Are All Here is a serious story, yet expressed through a cheerful and artful masterpiece. This animation is a great step forward for eggheads everywhere!

Saturday Jan. 30 : 8:30pm : SLC 120 

Western Spaghetti

Pes  (15 Minutes)

Masterful animator Pes uses commonplace and unexpected items to put together the most perfectly magical plate of spaghetti. Bon appetit!

The children will be divided into groups and given an ingredient for what will collectively become our “perfect plate of spaghetti”.  They will asked the following question:

      What ingredients are needed to create the perfect world?

Within their small groups, they will come up with an answer to that question.  One at a time, a representative from each group will explain to the larger group what their ingredient is (the literal translation) and what their ingredient represents (their “ingredient” for a perfect world).  All of the ingredients will be put together to create a large plate of pasta, which will represent the world.

Saturday Jan. 30: 1:00pm : Somsen Auditorium