Best Short Documentaries of 2014

127 mins.

Methel Island
Meg Smaker, 11 minutes, 32 seconds.
A meditation on meth. There is and island on   the delta 45 minutes   east of San Francisco   that is infested with   Crystal Meth. In this   documentary we   explore the island and   its inhabitants’   relationship to the drug.   Four characters will take   us on the journey of an   addict: from the first   states, to the comedown   and finally the long road   to recovery.

Last Stop in Santa Rosa 
Elizabeth Lo, 5 minutes.
An elderly couple who runs a hospice for dying   animals questions the   ethics of pet euthanasia.   At the brink of death,   there are no easy   answers. 

La Nina Mas Guapa De Aquilon   
Paula Cantalejo Garcia, 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

Buenos Dias Resistencia
Adrian Orr, 20 minutes.
We observe a father’s morning ritual of getting   his children up and   ready for school.   

Love Needs No Words
Susana Caceres, 11 minutes, 1 second.
A story of Love and Death. mourn in joy since Love is universal and eternal. A lesson in mourning in joy. 

Claire Weissbluth, 19 minutes, 41 seconds.
A tale of two taco trucks in California. More than a story about tacos and   burritos, it is an intimate look at family, labor,   migration, and sacrifice.

Surfing the Sonic Sky
Stephen Taylor, 21 minutes.
An investigation into the  groundbreaking work of   musical cosmologist,   Erv Wilson, who has   uncovered massive   clusters of new musical   frequencies that will   alter the future DNA of   music.  

Malia Bruker, 26 minutes.
Dave and Sherry came of age in the 60s–they   protested war, fought for   the environment, fell in   love during a hitchhiking   trip across the country,   and raised their family in   a ‘back to the land’   community. In this   poignant and funny   documentary, their   daughter Malia   contemplates the baby- boomers’ legacy of   social change and her   own generation’s   political apathy.

Pink Helmet Posse
Benjamin Mullinkosson, Kristelle Laroche, 8 minutes, 53 seconds.
Three pink tutus. Three pink helmets. Three   pink skateboards. Bella,   Sierra and Rella prove   that skateboarding is   not just for boys.

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