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This program includes exceptional contemporary works in the genre of documentary. From a cannabis farm in Kentucky to a Vietnamese-American mother and martial artist and portraits of Syrian women, these makers describe real-life people through their own stylized lens. The form of Documentary is unique in that it gives filmmakers the ability to empathetically study diverse views on reality, and allows audiences to see the world through another’s perspective. No matter your interests, viewers will find struggle, emotion, and humor within the content of this program.


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Total Run Time: 73 minutes


This program will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.


Programmed by Guest Festival Shorts Programmer, Emily Eddy.


Content Considerations: Strong language, implied sexual situations, self-harm, implied violence.

When the media gets wind of Mary Thorn’s story, there’s no stopping them from villainizing her as just another “Florida Man.” Florida Woman is a documentary portrait that peels back the curtain on the media’s portrayal of Mary Thorn, an ex-pro wrestler in Florida battling the state in order to save her pet alligator. Florida Woman ultimately reveals the humanity behind the viral headlines.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    21 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Catie Skipp
  • Producer
    Clément Bauer, Catie Skipp
  • Cinematographer
    Danny Rosenberg
  • Editor
    Michael Gil, Catie Skipp
  • Music
    Raashi Kulkarni