SDFF 2021

Shorts Block 9 - Local Lens: The Rage Within, From The Ashes We Will Rise, Ignis, Sebastopol Living Peace Wall, The Shepherd's Way

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The Rage Within: A young Black woman finds her voice when her anger over systemic racism and racist police violence propel her to lead a Black Lives Matter demonstration in the majority white town where she lives.

From The Ashes We Will Rise: A teen's account of the 2017 Tubbs fire that destroyed her family home evinces the impact of what have since become almost yearly devastating wildfires on young folks. 

Ignis: A Northern California artist repurposes ash from wildfires in pottery.

Sebastopol Living Peace Wall: A monument to the community's commitment to peace, Sebastopol's Living Peace Wall grows each year, as the names of local peacemakers are inscribed. 

The Shepherd's Way: A group of young shepherds and farmers explore: what does it mean to work with animals and the land?

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During a tumultuous time in herstory, this short documentary addresses the ways in which Dezi Rae Kai, a young woman of color, raised by a white family in a mostly white town has experienced racism. The short focuses on how Dezi's anger over the racist, police murder of George Floyd that sparked nationwide civil rights protests helped her find her voice and confidence. Harnessing her rage toward productive ends, Dezi leads her first public demonstration, a Black Lives Matter protest, in a majority white community.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 mins
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Deborah Svoboda
  • Filmmaker
    Deborah Svoboda