SHORTS: REEL VOICES
- 120 mins
Introducing twelve fresh perspectives, in twelve stories deeply relevant to the broader San Diego community. From our Reel Voices documentary filmmaking program.
In this program
Directed by Césaire José Carroll-Domínguez
A meditative time capsule of a documentary, exploring the physical and emotional landscape of an often overlooked San Diego neighborhood at a key moment of change.
Directed by Sophie Zeng
An exploration of the commercialization of Pride today, asking whether it contributes to—or detracts from—support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Directed by Sophia Hernandez
Teenage children of immigrants reflect on resilience as they balance embracing American culture and their respective family heritage.
Directed by Jansen Espares
This introspective documentary explores expressions of love, but when its filmmaker’s vision begins to fall apart, they find their love of film through the ups and downs of the production process.
Directed by Desta Chery
Young Black women reflect on their relationships to and experiences with their natural hair, discussing everything from different styles to bonding with others.
Directed by Junobi Ree
An experimental doc exploring the quiet feelings running through teen friendship, many homelands, storytelling, and loss.
Directed by Kyle Tianshi
A piano teacher born in Odessa, Ukraine chronicles her journey as an American immigrant in a turbulent century. Grieving the Russian invasion of her homeland and battered by family loss, she turns to classical music as a light, a home, and a unifier of diverse communities.
Directed by Daniel Alejandro Zasueta
A young filmmaker reconnects with his father’s spirit through music and memories left behind. This reflective documentary embraces the past to guide the future.
Directed by Khang Nguyen
High school students explore the wonderland-like inspirations and tensions that social media has imparted on their social and creative lives.
Directed by Solia Y. Reyes
A real-life rom-com of two interracial couples exploring love, experience, and culture in one big family.
Directed by Lily Tran
A story about a young, Asian American Berkeley student who, throughout adolescence, used hard work and perseverance to find himself as an individual.
Directed by COZA
San Diego’s AnakBayan Organization heads to the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles to protest against Philippine President Marcos Jr., and his choice to continue Duterte’s bloody war.