SDFF 2021

Shorts Block 3: Sustained Outrage, Hunger Ward + Filmmaker Q&A

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Sustained Outrage addresses the existential crisis faced by local news outlets across the U.S. as it tracks the Pulitzer Prize-winning, family-owned Charleston Gazette-Mail's fight for survival.


Hunger Ward: The last hope against starvation and war. *SDFF 2021 Jury Award Nominee - Best Short!*


Filmmaker Q+A: Hunger Ward filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald.


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Follow the issues raised by Sustained Outrage, check out the companion discussion Local Journalism On The Brink with UC Berkeley's Christine Shiavo and Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Eyre.


*Jury Awards are decided by a Jury of filmmakers, scholars, programmers, etc. However, all films are up for Audience Awards, so remember to rate the films you watch!

For over 100 years, the family-owned Charleston Gazette-Mail has been a relentless watchdog over West Virginia’s most powerful, propelled by its unofficial mantra: Sustained Outrage. But just eight months after winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Gazette-Mail grapples with a painful reality: bankruptcy ahead of a sale. Shot over three years, the film is an intimate look inside the paper as its future is decided.


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Follow the issues raised by Sustained Outrage, check out the companion discussion Local Journalism On The Brink with UC Berkeley's Christine Shiavo and Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Eyre.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    24 mins
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Gabriela Cavanagh
  • Producer
    Gabriela Cavanagh
  • Executive Producer
    Tom Yellin, Jo Budzilowicz, Gabrielle Tenenbaum
  • Co-Producer
    James Doolittle, Jason Cherkis
  • Filmmaker
    Gabriela Cavanagh
  • Cinematographer
    Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Curren McMillion, Daniel Carter, Chris McMillion, P. Nick Curran, Addison Post
  • Editor
    Luke Northrop
  • Music
    Matthew Atticus Berger