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Sunday, August 28 • 4:20pm - 6:17pm
Life & Liberty Shorts

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CANS Can't Stand
Directed by Matt Nadel, Megan Plotka
19 minutes • USA
Life & Liberty, Documentary
Since 1982, police have weaponized Louisiana's Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law to terrorize queer/trans Louisianians. CANS Can't Stand follows a group of Black trans women in New Orleans who are fighting to repeal that law—and advance trans liberation statewide.

Pulled Over/Pulled Under
Directed by Anissa Latham
17 minutes • USA
Life & Liberty, Documentary, Alabama Film
Pulitzer Prize journalist John Archibald discovers the ways that fines and forfeitures have impacted the life of mother and activist Callie Greer and her daughters as they paint a picture of what it’s like for people in over-policed communities in Alabama.

Underdogs
Directed by Alex Astrella
15 minutes • USA
Life & Liberty, Documentary
At the California Men's Colony in Central California, a special connection forms between dogs and their inmate handlers, as the prisoners lovingly prepare the canines to become fully operational service animals.

Brave Space
Directed by Lillie Ben Harris
13 minutes • USA
Life & Liberty, Documentary, Alabama Film
A personal documentary about the difference Magic City Acceptance Academy, the new LGBTQ-affirming school in Birmingham, AL, could have made in the life of the filmmaker's sister.

WINN
Directed by Joseph East, Erica Tanamachi
17 minutes • USA
Life & Liberty, Documentary
After miscarrying her baby in prison due to shackling, Pamela Winn becomes an activist, leading millions to support the Dignity Bill. WINN exposes the horrifying experience that incarcerated pregnant women endure and documents Pamela’s mission to end shackling and ultimately prison birth.

Barriers to Entry
Directed by Ritika Samant, Connor Campbell
10 minutes • USA
Life & Liberty, Documentary, Alabama Film
The Disability Rights Movement has changed society in the last 50 years. Doctors and med students share their experience of working within the medical profession with their disabilities.

Surviving Clotilda 
Directed by Olivia Grillo, Kathryn Jamieson
26 minutes • USA
Life & Liberty, Documentary
In July 1860, the schooner Clotilda slipped quietly into the dark waters of Mobile, Ala., holding 110 Africans stolen from their homes and families, smuggled across the sea, and illegally imported to be sold into slavery. Surviving Clotilda is the extraordinary story of the last slave ship ever to reach America's shores: the brash captain who built and sailed her, the wealthy white businessman whose bet set the cruel plan in motion, and the 110 men, women, and children whose resilience turned horror into hope.


Sunday August 28, 2022 4:20pm - 6:17pm CDT
First Church Birmingham