Directed by NCIDC Students
1 m, Public Service, USA
A short PSA to educate on youth vaping and tobacco.
L'EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP
Director: Sam Vinal
25 m, Documentary Short, USA
Imagine a badass environmental activist dressed in red, with matching painted finger and toe nails, climbing a pipeline crane 60 feet in the air to shutdown a worksite. Imagine a fierce Indigenous warrior making a powerful call for public support when the police have their boot on her back and their arms around her throat. Picture what’s possible when people decide to fight for their community and bend the arc of justice to the grassroots.
The backlash to Cherri’s work has been ongoing death threats and physical violence. And although that violence was meant to silence her, we hear from Cherri that it actually took away her fear and emboldened her organizing. This film delves into the complex reasons that compel organizers to risk everything, including their lives, to protect their communities from irreversible corporate harm.
"If our leaders won’t stand up to stop this pipeline and protect our water, then we the people of Louisiana will. We are building the L’eau Est La Vie camp to protect our water and our way of life from the Bayou Bridge pipeline."
-L'eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp Statement
Not Your Mascot
Director: Beth Nelsen
13 m, Documentary Short, USA
The Napa High Indian mascot has been a contentious issue for decades and it has finally come to a head.