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2003 TCF ShortDocs - Thirst

Third Coast Festival

For the first Third Coast Festival ShortDocs Challenge, we invited producers to submit proposals for stories inspired by the idea of "thirst." Eighty proposals were submitted, and four were chosen to be produced into the first batch of Third Coast ShortDocs.

For the first Third Coast Festival ShortDocs Challenge, we invited producers to submit proposals for stories inspired by the idea of "thirst." Eighty proposals were submitted, and four were chosen to be produced into the first batch of Third Coast ShortDocs.
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Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

For the first Third Coast Festival ShortDocs Challenge, we invited producers to submit proposals for stories inspired by the idea of "thirst." Eighty proposals were submitted, and four were chosen to be produced into the first batch of Third Coast ShortDocs.

Language:

English

Contact:

Third Coast Festival Navy Pier 848 East Grand Chicago, Illinois 60611-3509 312-948-4682


Episodes

And I Walked...Stories From the Border

10/26/2003
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Much of the Sonoran desert between Tucson and Mexico is a haunting wasteland of discarded shoes, shirts, and empty plastic water jugs, discarded by desparate illegal immigrants who risk their lives as they cross the desert from Mexico into the United States in search of better-paying jobs. Produced by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler for TCF, USA, 2003

Misfire

10/26/2003
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Misfire is an experimental sound piece that blends 1940s Dr. Pepper radio ads, original violin music, and sounds of thirst and thirst-quenching. Produced by Sarah Varney and Paul Frey for TCF, USA, 2003

Duration: 00:04:15


Vagy/Szomjusag/Thirst

10/26/2003
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As a boy, George Bien was sent thousands of miles away from Hungary to Siberia, to the notorious Gulag - the prison camp system in the Soviet Union, where millions of people perished. Produced by Alex van Oss for TCF, USA, 2003

Duration: 00:06:44


Variations on a Thirst: Presenting the 2003 TCF ShortDocs

10/26/2003
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In 2003 the TCF introduced our "ShortDocs", by inviting producersto submit written proposals for radio stories (five to seven minutes in length) about a single topic - 'thirst'. Produced by John Hockenberry, Sean Cole, Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler, Alex van Oss, and Sarah Varney for Third Coast Conference, USA, 2003

Duration: 01:02:49


X-Town

10/26/2003
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In the late 1930s, Massachusetts flooded four towns in the central part of the state to create a reservoir for the city of Boston. More than 2,000 people lived in those towns. Produced by Sean Cole for TCF, USA, 2003