October 16, 2017

95 min.


Member $10 | General $13


Mon, Oct 16 8:00PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $10 General $13


Created through a collaboration between Firelight Media and Field of Vision, this collection of seven short films explores threats to U.S. democracy and the stories of its most vulnerable communities in the current highly polarized political climate.

An Act of Worship

USA | 2017 | 10 min | DIR: Nausheen Dadabhoy & Sofian Khan

Upon the announcement of Trump’s travel ban executive order, the Council for American-Islamic Relations springs into action.

An Uncertain Future

USA | 2017 | 11 min | DIR: Chelsea Hernandez & Iliana Sosa

In Texas, two expectant mothers, one undocumented and one US citizen, contend with ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants.

Here I’ll Stay

USA | 2017 | 11 min | DIR: Lorena Manríquez & Marlene McCurtis

In Mississippi, activists confront local lawmakers. Among them is 13-year-old Yizel, whose parents are undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

Picket Line

USA | 2017 | 10 min | DIR: Cecilia Aldarondo

In upstate New York, workers at a chemical factory—mostly Trump supporters—have been striking for over 100 days.

State of Oregon

USA | 2017 | 10 min | DIR: Adele Free Pham

This film aims to shed light on the fatal encounter that ended Larnell Bruce’s life—while unpacking Oregon’s fraught racial history.

American Carnage

USA | 2017 | 16 min | DIR: Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert

A look at how Stephen Bannon’s movies provided a training ground for tactics later seen in Breitbart and the Trump campaign.

Gavin Grimm

USA | 2017 | 19 min | DIR: Nadia Hallgren

A teenager from rural Virginia becomes the unlikely plaintiff in the first transgender civil rights case heard by the Supreme Court.


Made by Louisiana-based filmmakers and funded by Artless Media, these three rapid-response short docs speak to social injustices within the communities of the filmmakers who made them.

The Fire Next Time

USA | 2017 | 5 min | DIR: Jonathan Isaac Jackson

Following a brutal French Quarter attack that made national headlines, community leaders talk about the causes of NOLA’s crime.

World Premiere

Requiem for Tyrin

USA | 2017 | 3 min | DIR: Patrick Jackson & Daneeta Loretta Jackson

Through a series of letters about a murdered teenage boy in New Orleans, this film asks why black lives matter so little in the Deep South.

World Premiere


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