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2005 ShortDocs Challenge: Games


THE THEME

For the 2005 ShortDocs Challenge, we invited producers to submit proposals for stories inspired by the idea of "games."

THE RESULTS

Nearly 100 proposals were submitted, and four were chosen to be produced into the 2005 Third Coast ShortDocs. These four were presented, with producers on-hand, at the opening session of the 2005 Third Coast Conference.

Listen to the finished pieces below.


The Ambassador of Go

Most Americans have never heard of Go, an ancient board game that has simpler rules than chess but such complex strategy that computers can't even beat a talented amateur.

Tongues Twisting

Clapping games and tongue twisters in multiple languages turn into rich stories when Judith Sloan records young immigrants in a theatre workshop.