Below are my top picks for documentary shorts. Get ready for a great festival celebrating 25 years of independent film.

Emerging

In a world where billions of images are shared on the internet each day, 10 young photographers are breaking through the noise. From photojournalism to fashion to celebrity portraiture, this group of millennial image-makers offers an eye-popping look at the way photography is created and consumed in today’s fast-paced culture.

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Rotatio

A blank wall, a sharpie, and a secret converge in this rumination on the power of art, resilience and letting go.

Talent Scheduled to Attend:
Director, Ian McClerin
Subject/Co-Director, Shannon Mackenzie

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The Reinvention of Normal

The Reinvention of Normal follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas as he takes the normal and turns it into something unique.

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Mama Rwanda

A tale of working mothers who endured genocide, Mama Rwanda is a deeply intimate portrait of a new generation of Rwandan women whose passion for entrepreneurship is transforming Rwanda into one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Talent Scheduled to Attend:
Director, Laura Waters Hinson

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Mr. Overton

Richard Overton is the oldest living WWII veteran. In this snapshot of his daily life, we learn something about what life is like at 109 years. As he says, ‘I may give out, but I’ll never give up.’

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For ticket information, visit heartlandfilm.org/festival.