The NHdocs Videotheque
Philip Marrett room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street
Program for Friday, June 2nd and Tuesday, June 6th at 12:00 PM and 2:45 PM
and for Monday, June 5th at 12:00 PM only
The Politics of People (Briana Burroughs, 2017) – 25min – A 5-part political docuseries about how four voters and two local elected officials in New Haven engage with the political process at the local and state level. Featuring Alder Jeanette Morrison and State Senator Gary Holder-Winfield.
Journey of the N-Word (Frank Harris, 2017) – 55min – Combining interviews with diverse Americans, research through hundreds of newspaper archives and surveys of today’s news media , this film takes viewers on an unforgettable journey about the word that persistently rattles the chain from our past to our present. Journalism professor and news columnist Frank Harris, III will be present to discuss his documentary after the Monday 12:00PM screening.
Patrolling Sandy Hook (Kelly Quinn and Caroline Clark, 2016) – 20min – The mass murder of twenty children and six adults inside an elementary school is still hard for many to believe…and some choose not to. Three years after the Sandy Hook shooting, Lenny Pozner is forced to defend the existence and memory of his six year-old son, Noah. Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists like Wolfgang Halbig continue to engage in lawsuits with families in Connecticut and the state at-large.
Yale Goes to War (Tina Babarovic and Fred Mamoun, 2017) – 17min – This video series, produced by the Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications, features campus scholars and archivists discussing the multi-faceted contributions made by university people to the war effort — from individuals who introduced medical and military innovations to the first female African American graduate of the Yale School of Music, who entertained black troops during WWI.
Program for Monday, June 5th at 3:30 PM only
Between Neighborhoods (Seth Fein, 2017) – 69min
A Documentary that visualizes the global histories that orbit Unisphere –– the world’s largest rendering of the world –– in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. An audiovisual diptych that travels between present and past: the age of Donald Trump, and that of Robert Moses, interborough planner and authoritarian president of the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Won the Founders Choice Award, Queens International Film Festival.
Filmmaker Seth Fein and Joshua Glick (Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College) will be present for a Q & A after the film.