Shorts Program: Creative Culture

Stories from across the country. Documentary. 35 min. English.

Recommended Age: 14+

Creative Culture is a program of compelling short films curated from the Jacob Burns Film Center’s filmmaker fellowship program of the same name. This collection of festival-shown documentary shorts shares three unique and varied approaches to nonfiction storytelling. These stories offer a glimpse into the lives of a collective of Americans who are multicultural, queer, religious, and living in New York City today. 






Yves & Variation

Documentary. 15 min. Lydia Cornett. USA. English/Haitian Creole.

The unusual working life of Yves Deshommes—as a doorman, art dealer, and violinist—has been in service of improving the lives of his fellow-Haitians in their home country.
Content Advisory: N/A


Documentary. 8 min. Aisha Amin. USA. English.

A short documentary that explores the community within and history of a mosque and religious space in New York that is known as the "bedrock of Brooklyn."
Content Advisory: N/A

Across, Beyond, and Over

Documentary. 11 min. Brit Fryer. USA. English.

A hybrid documentary about two estranged trans men who used to date in middle school reconnecting over a long weekend to develop a film about their past.
Content Advisory: Language (one expletive)

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