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Tuesday August 23 at 10 p.m.POV: Short Cuts

(Rochester, NY) – WXXI presents an hour-long collection of documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers in POV: Short Cuts, airing Tuesday, August 23 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

The featured shorts include:

• Big Birding Day by David Wilson, which offers a glimpse into the world of competitive bird watching, as three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours.

• Flawed by artist Andrea Dorfman whose drawings burst colorfully into life as she animates the story of her long-distance relationship with a man whose profession, plastic surgery, gives her plenty of fodder.

• Tiffany by Beverly Morris is an animated short that tells of Morris's ongoing struggle to hold onto the most contested object in her divorce — the Tiffany lamp.

• StoryCorps, by StoryCorps, brings its Peabody Award-winning storytelling to POV for a second season. Since 2003, StoryCorps has recorded and preserved the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time. POV’s animated short films use original recordings that have become beloved public-radio “driveway moments.” Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The two StoryCorps shorts include:

  • Miss Devine – Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson recall their inimitable Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine. This animation, set in the small Florida town of the cousins’ memories, will have you laughing along with the cousins as they remember the fearsome, larger-than-life Miss Devine.

  • No More Questions – Strong-willed grandmother Kay Wang allowed her son and granddaughter to drag her into a StoryCorps booth. Though Kay was reluctant, she had stories to tell — from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale’s department store.

Photo: POV Logo

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