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FRONTLINE SHORTS

The DocYard will present short documentaries from the award-winning PBS series, FRONTLINE, prior to three feature screenings this fall. FRONTLINE has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series since 1983. Described by The Atlantic as “the best news program on television,” the series has built a reputation for powerful  investigative storytelling that tackles the tough, controversial and complex stories that shape our times. More than 180 FRONTLINE documentaries are streaming in full, for free, online.

Visit the FRONTLINE website to learn more.

November 16LIFE IN BAGHDAD (Screens with TOTO AND HIS SISTERS)

Description: A rare and surprising look at the everyday lives of Iraqis. Amidst the backdrop of war, families are still finding moments to laugh, celebrate and even go for an ice cream. It’s the kind of footage we’re not used to seeing from Iraq — a powerful and lyrical illustration of how, even in a city under constant threat of violence, life goes on.

Credits:
Reported by MARTIN SMITH
Produced and Edited by MICHELLE MIZNER
Principal Photography SCOTT ANGER

November 30LOVE & CANCER AT 27 (Screens with FRAME BY FRAME)

Description: Allen Chou was just 27 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His girlfriend, Linda Sim, was 25. When his diagnosis got worse, they hoped for a miracle… and made a plan.

Credits:
Produced by MICHELLE MIZNER, CARLA BORRAS
Filmed and Edited by MICHELLE MIZNER
Sound LU OLKOWSKI

December 14SOUNDS OF SOLITARY (Screens with CROCODILE GENNADIY)

Description: Think it’s the isolation that drives some solitary confinement prisoners crazy? It might actually be the intense noise. With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE brings you inside a maximum security solitary confinement unit in Maine.

Credits:
Written and Directed by DAN EDGE
Produced by DAN EDGE, ELIZABETH C. JONES, LAUREN MUCCIOLO