Shorts Program #3 – Extraordinary Life Stories Documentary Series

Come experience the stories of individuals of varying backgrounds and abilities as they harness their compassion and will, and learn to overcome limits imposed on them by chronic illness, lack of resources, social prejudice, and political insecurity. See how selfless love enables a wife to happily care for her husband who suffers from Parkinson’s in “Give”. In Real Change, four homeless individuals strike out to alter their circumstances by selling “Real Change” News. “Motivations” follows a mother’s struggle as she courageously copes with multiple sclerosis and strives to hold her family together. “Hope Is Free At This Shop” highlights the indomitable spirit of refugees as they try to piece their lives back together and learn work force basics when they are given the opportunity to train and work at a thrift store in Aurora, CO. In “100% Myself”, Tracy, an “out” principal at Manhattan Middle School, traces how far acceptance of the LGBTQ community has come since her days as a middle schooler. The “Healing Power of Art” highlights the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) where kids can be themselves, no matter what challenge they are facing in their lives.

Event Information

  • Saturday December 7, 2013 – 2:30PM – Program Length: 92 min (Buy Tickets)

Note: When purchasing tickets online, you will be directed to the SIE Film Center ticketing system. Once on the detail page you can click the appropriate showtimes to purchase tickets. You can also purchase tickets at the box office at the SIE Center prior to the event.


Filmmaker TALKbacks

Join us for Filmmaker TALKbacks with members of the following films upon the completion of the Shorts Program #3.


The following films will have a Call2ACTion table available in Henderson’s Lounge before and after the shorts program. To learn more about the organization, please follow the link to the Call2ACTion page.