Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020

Borders | No Borders Documentary Shorts 1

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7 films in package
Where It Stands
This short documentary follows community members and advocates as they face the challenge of preserving and documenting Texas Freedom Colonies— African American communities scattered throughout the state of Texas, built in the aftermath of the Civil War by former slaves.
Lost ID
Castiel, a 25 years old transgender man reflects about his identity through gender, the ways he transgresses this concept and how it influences his own perception and the world around him.
Pancho Clause
For more than 30 years, Richard Reyes has been playing Pancho Clause, a chicano twist on Santa Clause. Every year he puts together a toy drive, and gives out gifts to parents and children who can't afford presents.
Too Long Here
First Lady Pat Nixon inaugurates “Friendship Park” where the US-Mexico border meets the sea, but decades later will her promise of a shared space hold up?
What Remains
Nueva Italia, Michoacán: in 2014, the Community Self-Defense Groups organized to loot and set fire to properties linked to drug trafficking, including the only existing movie theatre in the town.
Beirut on the Bayou
In 1902, Raif Shwayri’s grandfather emigrated from Lebanon to the U.S., where he worked as a peddler in Louisiana, defying the odds to build a lasting legacy. The writer retraces his grandfather’s footsteps to reveal a compelling hidden history along the Cajun bayou.
History in Pieces
Kent Westbrook walks us through his mixed bag of ancient Arkansas' relics and gives insight into his love for collecting.
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  • Director
    Owen Schwartzbard
  • Producer
    The Bullock Texas State History Museum, Edwards Media
  • Cast
    Doris Workmon, Gloria Smith, Charles Smith, Dr. Andrea Roberts, Tyree Workmon
  • Cinematographer
    Matt Godwin, Owen Schwartzbard
  • Editor
    Owen Schwartzbard