Friday, May 26, 2006

Great Collection of Documentary Shorts

by Mira Nair

It’s very difficult to see short films and especially short documentary films outside of a film festival. Full Frame Documentary Shorts, Vol. 1 is a great collection of films that range from humorous to heart-wrenching. I laughed almost the entire way through Mira Nair’s documentary on the Laughing Clubs of India and I fell in love with the Mah Jong playing women of “We Got Us”. There is also a great portrait of a couple who have a family business that cleans up crime scenes and the fascinating story of the phone booth in the middle of the Mojave Desert and the people that were drawn to it. The DVD is like a well-programmed documentary screening at a film festival.

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