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It Shaped Me

Not Just a Name. This University of Southern California documentary explores the stigma and racial bias experienced by African Americans with unique sounding names. (starts at 0;00)

Paz. Linda must choose to leave a physically abusive father or stay to protect her siblings in this drama from Chapman University. (22;05)

The Home I Never Had. The California State University, Long Beach film documents the impact a mother’s incarceration has on three generations of women. (42;20)

Il Bello Di Nonna. A young boy tries to cook as memories of his grandmother guide him through the process in this animated short from Woodbury University. (48;12)

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What Went Wrong
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What Went Wrong

A student searches for the truth, a lesbian couple adopts a child and animated shorts.
Season 22 Episode 3
Games, Competition, Rivalry
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56:50
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Games, Competition, Rivalry

An Olympic archer, hot dog gymnast and reality TV hopeful prepare to compete.
Season 22 Episode 2
Life Disrupted
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Life Disrupted

Stories from a longtime park ranger, young couples during a pandemic and animated shorts.
Season 22 Episode 1
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S21 E3: Different Path

Explore the future of filmmaking with films from USC, American Pavilion, LMU, CalArts.
Season 21 Episode 2003
An older Asian man talks to reporters in a still from "A-Tien" | Fine Cut S21 Episode 2 still "Outsider"
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S21 E2: Outsider

Explore the future of filmmaking with short films from NYFA, USC, Cal State LB and USC.
Season 21 Episode 2002
Two African American young girls talk at a basketball court in a still from "The Dope Years" | Fine Cut S21 Episode 1 still "California Then and Now"
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S21 E1: California Now and Then

Explore the future of filmmaking with short films from USC, UCLA, Cal State LA, CalArts.
Season 21 Episode 2001
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Don't Panic

Explore the future of filmmaking with short films from Chapman Univ., UCLA, CalArts, USC.
Season 21 Episode 4
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Episode 10: 'Past, Present, Future'

In this episode, "Good Old Times" from Slovakia (Comedy), "Call Unknown" from the U.S. (Suspense), "Remain Rain" from Iran (Emerging), "Recast: The Story of Pune's Tambat Ali (Copper Alley)" from India (Documentary), and "The Door to Freedom" from Germany
Episode 1710
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Episode 9: 'Isolation'

In this episode, "Spaceman" from the U.S. (Comedy), "Blue" from the U.S. (Animation), "You, Me, US" from the U.S. (Experimental), and "Itch" from the U.K. (Suspense).
Episode 1709
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Episode 8: 'Do Without'

In this episode, "The Bug" from the U.S. (Comedy), "I am Aliya" from Slovenia (Drama), "Out of the Village" from the United States (Drama), "#SalveRegina" from Hungary (Experimental), and "For Dad" from the United States (Drama).
Episode 1708
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