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And the Winner Is....

Congrats to Ms Diva Trucker - winner of the 2021 PBS Short Film Festival Juried Prize. Please continue to enjoy all 25 of our 2021 films!
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Identity
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13m 11s
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Ms Diva Trucker

A long-haul trucker turns to YouTube to cope with the strain of driving.
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Society
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9m 18s
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A Call Away

The story of Clorinda Archuleta, a mother of twin boys, who was prosecuted under Oklahoma's “failure to protect” law.
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Culture
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10m 24s
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Atomic Café

A family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo became a hang-out as LA’s punk rock scene was exploding in the 70s.
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Identity
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8m 2s
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Chef Steven

Baltimore chef helps feed others from the Franciscan center during the pandemic.
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Humanity
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8m 32s
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Coup d’Etat Math

This animated short depicts four stories that speak to the complex equation of each immigrant’s journey.
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Society
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13m 28s
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Deadly Jails

Oklahoma has no system for handling or treating incarcerated people with mental illness.
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Race
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10m 37s
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For Our Girls

This film explores the stigmas Black girls face as they grow up within and outside their community.
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Identity
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4m 52s
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Forward Journey

A surreal film following a woman as she unravels the mystery of what happened to her.
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Family
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5m 22s
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Grab My Hand

A personal story of grief and a message to all to cherish every moment while we can.
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Family
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12m 4s
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Guest of Honor

Hit by tragedy, a married couple has their anniversary party and an unusual guest arrives.
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Society
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9m 37s
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Highway Mike

Highway Mike, a volunteer who distributes clean supplies to prevent overdoses, uses his knowledge to help others in need.
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Culture
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8m 35s
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Kapaemahu

The hidden history of four healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the transgender spirits within them.
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Humanity
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10m 17s
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Kids Game

A group of unlikely underserved teenagers in the San Antonio region hunt to harvest wildlife for their families.
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Race
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9m 56s
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Learning to Breathe

Black men reflect on their younger selves, sharing how their ideas of racism have changed.
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Family
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10m 3s
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Luciela

Luciela is fiercely independent and determined to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang.
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Culture
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9m 57s
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Migratruse

Powerful Dance Performance at Alabama Plantation Repurposed for Reconciliation and Art.
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Family
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5m 52s
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Mildred

Twelve-Year-Old Mildred must lead her family through the hardships of Depression-Era America.
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Race
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16m 4s
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Mothers for Justice

After her son is shot and killed by police, Maria rallies grieving mothers to demand justice.
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Identity
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8m 38s
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PHONY

A simple grocery run with her mother ends in disaster for a woman with anger issues.
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Humanity
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5m 2s
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Stacey Holloway

Stacey Holloway transforms yearning for physical touch into interactive kinetic sculptures.
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Identity
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4m 52s
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Story of Your Life

What would you do if you only had 15 minutes left on Earth to live?
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Culture
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5m 45s
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Ta Hasso

Members of the Kutturan Chamoru Foundation meet virtually to create an in-language chant.
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Family
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31m 55s
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The Love Bugs

Two renowned, married entomologists facing their twilight years seek to pass on their knowledge--with a little help from their 1.25 million insects.
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Society
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26m 48s
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Without a Whisper

The untold story of the profound influence of Indigenous women on the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States.
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Humanity
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11m 51s
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You and the Thing That You Love

A decade ago, Nick Mullins was one of the most promising skateboarders from the Midwest. Then, that changed.
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And the Winner Is....

Congrats to Ms Diva Trucker - winner of the 2021 PBS Short Film Festival Juried Prize.

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