DocuWeeks Shorts Program

Friday, July 30 - Thursday, August 5, 2010


Directed by Jed Rothstein

39 min. | USA/Indonesia/Jordan | Moxie Firecracker Films

Ashraf was celebrating the happiest day of his life when an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber walked into his wedding and killed his father and 26 other family members in front of his eyes. Now, he’s rising from tragedy to break the silence in the Muslim community on the taboo subject of terrorism. From a recruiter for Al-Qaeda, to an Islamic militant behind one of the world’s worst terrorist attacks, to a madrassa filled with young boys ready to fulfill the duty of jihad, Ashraf takes us on a harrowing journey around the world to see if one man can speak truth to terror, and begin to turn the global tide.

Filmmakers in person Sun 8/1 at 7:40, Tue 8/3 at 5:45, & Wed 8/4 at 7:40!


Directed by Jennifer Redfearn

39 min. | USA | Big Red Barn Films

SUN COME UP follows the relocation of some of the world’s first environmental refugees, the Carteret Islanders — a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home.

Filmmakers in person Sun 8/1 at 7:40, Tue 8/3 at 5:45, & Wed 8/4 at 7:40!

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