Monumental Divide is about a small rural town divided over politics, and follows a young couple as they come to terms with the social forces that drove them out. Stephanie, an outdoor enthusiast, moved into town two years ago with her boyfriend seeking recreation and a place to call home. Taking a job at the local non-profit, she inadvertently took sides in a bitter 20-year-old battle over land management. Now, four months pregnant, Stephanie navigates a town stuck in perpetual breakdown and questions whether she’s found the ideal community for her new family.Director's Bio:An award-winning producer and director, Brian's filmmaking career began in action sports, producing original content for Fox’s Fuel TV. Leveraging an expertise in outdoor and adventure stories, he developed youth-culture driven ad spots and branded content for clients like PepsiCo, 7Eleven and Toyota. Brian produced a feature documentary ‘Gorging’ – about the unique sport of canyoneering – and other short doc films. His latest film ‘Love of Place’ is touring the film festival circuit this year.
Sarah Crowell and Keith Hennessey are both dancers, teachers, and activists in the Bay Area. They have known each other for nearly 30 years. But they’ve never collaborated or connected deeply, until now. The Space Between Us is a radical experiment in the power of bearing witness, inviting vulnerability, and sharing movement, in a time of social distancing and racial reckoning.Director's Bio:Gabriel Diamond is the staff filmmaker for the Skoll Foundation where he documents the work of visionaries and social entrepreneurs. His subjects have included Malala, Al Gore, Kofi Annan, Bono, Jimmy Carter, Annie Lennox and many more.
One Buck Won’t Hurt follows four Black teenagers from New Orleans who support themselves by tap dancing for tips in the French Quarter. This coming-of-age story explores the reckless joys of youth and the bitter pains of growing up fast in the incarceration capital of America. Growing up in New Orleans is all trial by fire. Jaded well beyond their 15 years, each member of our crew has lost someone to gun violence, and many more to prison. Our tappers’ story lends a stark specificity to these national crises, revealing layer by layer the burdens that Black youth face, as we’re left to wonder what awaits our tap dancers in adulthood.Director's Bio:Originally from New Orleans, Christopher Stoudt is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He is co-creator of the Webby Award-winning docuseries 60 Second Docs, for which he has produced over ninety episodes. His short, Camp Alec, was co-produced by the Kennedy/Marshall Company and acquired by Disney+. His latest short Four Seasons Total Documentary (MSNBC) was produced by Glen Zipper and is streaming on Peacock. He is currently in development on his first feature film with Vox Media.