American Life

American Life
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Saturday, August 25, 3:00 PM
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American Life
86 Minute Running Time
Program: All Shorts Programs

Four stunning documentary shorts (including one shot right here in Palm Springs) focus on people from different parts of our country, exploring the essence of what it means to fight the good fight as an American in America today.


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Downwinders: The People of Parowan   

Downwinders: The People of Parowan
USA, 2007, 26 min.
During the ‘50’s and early 60’s, the U.S. Government conducted a series of thermonuclear tests in the Desert of Nevada, all the while assuring its citizens that there was no danger to people or livestock in the surrounding communities. This is the story of one such community.... more



Freeheld   

Freeheld
USA, 2007, 38 min.
Laurel Hester, a policewoman with 25 years of service on the Ocean County police force, faces a form of discrimination that confronts too many people in contemporary America. This incredibly moving documentary draws attention to the issue of domestic partnership benefits for same-sex couples in a wa... more



Left in Baghdad   

Left in Baghdad
USA, 2007, 13 min.
What is everyday life like for a 32-year-old husband and father who’s just been sent home from Walter Reid Medical Hospital after losing his left arm in the Iraq war? This remarkable short documentary provides some surprising answers to that question.... more



Voices of the Canyon   

Voices of the Canyon
USA, 2007, 9 min.
Palm Springs’ supernatural beauty derives from its unparalleled juxtaposition of mountain and desert terrain, and Chino Canyon is a prime example of this asset. This engaging short features a number of local icons and everyday people addressing the issue of balancing development with respect for eco... more





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