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Thu, Aug 22


Zoom Mtg ID: 732 521 2020

POV Summer Shorts

A trio of water-themed short films

POV Summer Shorts
POV Summer Shorts

Time & Location

Aug 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Zoom Mtg ID: 732 521 2020

About the event

A series of short films from POV.


A portrait of an oft-neglected community imagining possible futures at odds with the present. Using various formats, these vignettes explore Canarsie’s unique relationship to the water through recreation, brief encounters, and expressive use of analog film, granting an understanding of this predominantly Black neighborhood’s shared desires for recognition and respect. A film by Emily Packer and Lesley Steele and Shirin Ghaffary


The story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong that parallels his granddaughter’s own quest for a new freedom. A film by Olivia Martin-McGuire and Brooke Silcox and Ron Dyens


Detroiters experienced an enhanced form of water destruction from massive flooding that destroyed homes, belongings and lives in the summer of 2021. The water rose in streets, alleys, yards and, most devastatingly, in people’s homes, where it submerged possessions and memories, and surfaced emotions many were not prepared to confront. A film by by Dream Hampton and Ill Weaver

This program is a collaboration with POV on PBS (

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