Cowboy Poet

Doc Shorts: This Is Our Youth

114 minutes 6 Films

Children are the future, and their present experiences captured in these shorts demonstrate what that future might look like.
In this program
Artic Summer

Arctic Summer

Directed by
Daniel Fradin & Kyle Rosenbluth
2020
24 minutes
English
A look at Tuktoyaktuk (Tuk), one of the northernmost towns in the world, capturing the Indigenous community during one of the last summers before climate change forced its coastal population to relocate to more habitable land.
At What Cost

At What Cost?

Directed by
Lauren Rothman
2020
22 minutes
English
Following the deaths of several USC students, a film student befriends the editor of the school newspaper to investigate potential underlying causes of these tragedies and the impact they had on the rest of the university.
Cowboy Poet

Cowboy Poet

Directed by
Jared Jakins
2021
6 minutes
English
Thatch Elmer, a 14-year-old cowboy poet, has found the cultural practice to be a wellspring of strength, connection, and healing.
Eagles Restin

Eagles Rest in Liangshan

Directed by
Bohao Liu
2021
31 minutes
Chinese
Inspired by Kobe Bryant's Mamba Mentality, a young man returns to coach the kids in his city of Liangshan, where basketball is so popular with the Yi minority that the center of town is not a park but a basketball court.
Lords Day

The Lord’s Day

Directed by
Simon Weizineau
2020
7 minutes
French
To get over his Sunday boredom, a young Atikamekw spends time with friends, reminiscing about his dogs.
The Promise

The Promise

Directed by
Roni Azgad
2020
24 minutes
Hebrew
A form-bending archival odyssey into life in Israel in the 1990s, as told through Jewish rituals, cultural and political rites of passage, and a failed prom.