Guest curator Tom Niemisto picks some of our favorite entries from the most recent Third Coast International Audio Festival's Short Docs Challenge. This years guidelines were that "Stories had to feature at least two neighbors, involve three seconds of narrative silence, and include a color in the title." Listen up...
My Blue Bucket by by Helene Thomas and Steven Tilley "A simple scene of sharing language, laughter, songs and daily chores with my neighbors in Kigali, Rwanda."
On the Day I Died, It Was Mostly the Bluesby Alix Blair I live next to the Westwood Cemetery in Carrboro, North Carolina and my neighbors are the ghosts who reside there.
Redbricks and Weatherboards by Jaye Kranz "I've lived in Melbourne’s suburban inner west for five years, walked my street of redbricks and weatherboards every day, but never stopped to listen until now. This is my street"
Crown the King: Red Takes Black by Adam Kampe One block from Adam's Washington D.C. apartment sits the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to trash talk over heated games of checkers.
Red, White, & Bruised by John Musto and Brian Barnhart, Jr. Don Floyd looks back on his life of 80 years after surviving a heart attack in March of 2012.