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THURSDAY, OCT. 23

10:00 a.m.: “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai.” Theater 1. The story of the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner.
10:05 a.m.: “Uno Degli Ultimi.” Theater 2. An Italian peasant farmer shares the wisdom he's taken from living with the earth.
10:05 a.m.: “Of the Air, of the Earth: The Story of the Portland Aerial Tram.” Theater 2. The challenges of designing a mass-transit system around an already bustling American city.
10:05 a.m.: “In the Company of Trees.” Theater 2. Exploring the affinity people feel for trees, including tree-climbing and tree houses.
10:05 a.m.: “Dear Zachary.” Theater 2. Story of friendship, murder and injustice.
11:55 a.m.: “War Child.” Theater 1. Story of Emmanuel Jar, former child soldier of Sudan turned rap star.
1:50 p.m.: “Bevel Up.” Theater 1. Nurses hit the streets to provide outreach and preventative care to communities at high risk for contracting AIDS and other STDs.
1:50 p.m.: “La Curacion,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. Intriguing narratives on healing and body-mythology.
4:00 p.m.: “Writing History with Lightning: The Triumph and Tragedy of America's First Blockbluster.” Theater 2. An examination of D.W. Griffith's film “The Birth of a Nation.”
4:00 p.m.: “Elegy for Elswick Envoy.” Theater 2. Unique portrait of a car and its owner.
4:00 p.m.: “Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. French artist, Georges Rousse, and the impact of his vision on the revitalization of downtown Durham.
4:00 p.m.: “Charles' Farm,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. A family moves to Nova Scotia to escape modern day life and live off the land.
4:00 p.m.: “Smokey,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. Day in the life of an Amarillo musician looking for an audience.
4:00 p.m.: “Looking for Miss Locklear.” Theater 2. Two best friends seek out their first grade teacher.
4:05 p.m.: “Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. Wartime through the soldiers' letters and journals.
6:00 p.m.: “Delta Dreams,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. Men and women in Helena, Ark., struggle to escape poverty.
8:05 p.m.: “One Bad Cat,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. Life of African-American outsider artist Rev. Albert Wagner.
8:30 p.m.: “1,000 Journals,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. A global message in the bottle experiment.
10:00 p.m.: “Sync or Swim.” Theater 2. Inside the world of synchronized swimming.
10:30 p.m.: “Get Happy,” and Q&A with the filmmaker. Coming of age story of childhood performer Mark Payne.

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

10:00 a.m.: “Strong Love,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. The challenges that face a Down Syndrome couple when they decide to get married.
10:00 a.m.: “This Dust of Words,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. The life and death of a child prodigy.
10:05 a.m.: “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. A group of Liberian women work to bring peace to their country.
12:00 p.m.: “Samuel Goldwasser,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. Concentration camp survivor remembers.
12:00 p.m.: “American/Sandinista,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. About three Americans who lent their skills to the Sandinista revolution.
12:55 p.m.: “Bent.” Theater 1. Recumbent cyclists.
12:55 p.m.: “A Kite Tale.” Theater 1. The artistry of kite flying and its enthusiasts.
12:55 p.m.: “Duckpin.” Theater 1. Duckpin bowling sub-culture.
12:55 p.m.: “Capturing a Short Life,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. Explores how families cope with the death of an infant.
2:00 p.m.: “Pickin' and Trimmin'.” Theater 2. Old-time barbershop in small-town North Carolina.
2:00 p.m.: “An Improvised Life,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. Life and times of musician Loren Pickford.
3:45 p.m.: “Mississippi Chicken.” Theater 1. Latin American workers, often undocumented, in Southern poultry plants.
4:00 p.m.: “Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. Wartime through the soldiers' letters and journals.
5:30 p.m.: “Crawford,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. A small town in Texas is stirred when President George W. Bush moves in.
6:05 p.m.: “A Journey Through the Blues,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. The turbulent life of songwriter Son Seals.
7:30 p.m.: “America's Heartland,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. Westboro Baptist Church, notorious anti-gay group, gets more than they bargained for when visiting Fayetteville High School.
7:30 p.m.: “Resting Places,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. Three mothers who maintain roadside crosses.
7:30 p.m.: “Throw Down Your Heart,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. Musician Bela Fleck travels to Africa to explore the roots of the banjo.
9:30 p.m.: “Stop the Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. As more people get their information from the Internet, the future of print journalism is in question.
9:30 p.m.: “Frank & Cindy.” Theater 1. Three mothers who maintain roadside crosses.
10:15 p.m.: “Nerdcore Rising,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. A survey of the hip-hop subgenre and its most successful performer, MC Frontalot.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

10:00 a.m.: “Charles' Farm,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. A family moves to Nova Scotia to escape modern day life and live off the land.
10:00 a.m.: “Smokey,” and Q&A with filmmaker, Theater 1. A day in the life of an Amarillo musician looking for an audience.
10:00 a.m.: “I'm Like This Every Day,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. The extraordinary story of songwriter Peter Stubb.
10:05 a.m.: “Crawford,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. A small town in Texas is stirred when President George W. Bush moves in.
11:55 a.m.: “Nelly Don: A Stitch in Time,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. The life and times of a dress manufacturer.
11:55 a.m.: “Writing History with Lightning.” Theater 2. An examination of D.W. Griffith's “The Birth of a Nation.”
11:55 a.m.: “Elegy for the Elswick Envoy.” Theater 2. Artist Nancy Willis' quest to find right home for her exhausted car.
2:00 p.m.: “The Artist – Johann Eyfells,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. An Icelandic sculptior lives and works in Texas.
2:00 p.m.: “Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. French artist, Georges Rousse, and the impact of his vision on the revitalization of downtown Durham.
4:15 p.m.: “I Can Tell the World.” Theater 1. A choir struggles to keep the songs of slavery alive.
4:35 p.m.: “Mary Pickford: The Muse of Movies,” and Q&A with filmmaker and narrator Michael York. Theater 2. Life of actress and co-creator of United Artists Studios.
6:05 p.m.: “Ghosts and Gravel Roads.” Theater 1. Moody piece set in Saskatchewan.
6:05 p.m.: “Love Refugees.” Theater 1. A Native American's international search for connection.
6:05 p.m.: “Montana de Luz.” Theater 1. Honduran children dream of their future.
7:20 p.m.: “An Improvised Life,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. Life and times of musician Loren Pickford.
7:20 p.m.: “Los Tabaqueros,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. The creation of handmade cigars.
7:20 p.m.: “Pickin' and Trimmin'.” Theater 2. An old time barbershop in small-town North Carolina.
8:00 p.m.: “The American Ruling Class.” Theater 1. A discussion of class and power in America today.
9:30 p.m.: “Nerdcore Rising,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. A survey of the hip-hop subgenre and its most successful performer, MC Frontalot.
10:00 p.m.: “A Life in Hashistan,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. An American's 40 years in Afghanistan.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

9:55 p.m.: “Delta Dreams,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. Men and women in Helena, Ark., struggle to escape poverty.
9:55 p.m.: “American/Sandinista,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. About three Americans who lent their skills to the Sandinista revolution.
10:00 a.m. “Mary Pickford: The Muse of Movies,” and Q&A with filmmaker and narrator Michael York. Theater 1. Life of actress and co-creator of United Artists Studios.
12:00 p.m.: “Fighting for Life.” Theater 2. American military medicine amidst the Iraq War.
12:35 p.m.: “25 to Life.” Theater 1. A critical examination of California's three strikes law.
2:00 p.m.: “Strong Love,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 2. The challenges that face a Down Syndrome couple when they decide to get married.
2:30 p.m.: “Stop the Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. As more people get their information from the Internet, the future of print journalism is in question.
4:00 p.m.: “The Perfect Cappuccino.” Theater 2. A personal essay on creating the perfect cappuccino.
4:30 p.m.: “Throw Down Your Heart,” and Q&A with filmmaker. Theater 1. Musician Bela Fleck travels to Africa to explore the roots of the banjo.
6:00 p.m.: “3, 2, 1 Fireworks.” Theater 2. A look at the creation of new fireworks.

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