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Re:sound #17: The ShortDocs Show

This hour: the 2003 and 2004 Third Coast ShortDocs, which focused on the themes of thirst and darkness.

2005 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: the 2003 and 2004 Third Coast ShortDocs, which focused on the themes of thirst and darkness.

Dinner at the Blind Cow
by Adam Burke (The TCF ShortDocs: Stories About Darkness, 2004)
You're in complete darkness from the moment you enter. Blind waiters take your order, help you find your water glass, lead you to the bathroom. Some diners struggle, but others find the Blind Cow in Zurich, Switzerland, a sensory delight.

Memento Mori
by Jude Fletcher (The TCF ShortDocs: Stories About Darkness, 2004)
Some members of producer Jude Fletcher's family have a fondness for taking pictures of the dead. And as eerie as this may seem, photographing the dead, or memento mori, was popular back in the nineteenth century.

Listening to Jamie
by Hugh Levinson (The TCF ShortDocs: Stories About Darkness, 2004)
Imagine a cold, London winter. Now listen as the bizarre and unpredictable sounds made by producer Hugh Levinson's sleeping newborn punctuate the dark in the most unimaginable ways.

Interview with Hugh Levinson
Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with Hugh Levinson about Listening to Jamie and getting cheap laughs at the expense of his firstborn.

Hidden Messages
Presenting hidden messages found in the proposals for the 2004 ShortDocs call for stories about darkness.

The Color Is Black
by Rick Moody and Jerome Schmidt (The TCF ShortDocs: Stories About Darkness, 2004)
Rick Moody and Jerome Schmidt present darkness construed as manifestations of the color black through history, space, time, and in the natural world.

"And I Walked..." Stories from the Border
by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler (The TCF ShortDocs: Stories About Thirst, 2003)
In this story, the thirst for the American dream translates into a literal thirst for the scores of illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the desert from Mexico into the United States in search of better-paying jobs.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

produced by

Jude Fletcher

Jude Fletcher began her radio career as a DJ and Assistant Music Director at KUSF 90.7 FM, an alternative music station in San Francisco.

Hugh Levinson

Hugh Levinson is a senior producer with BBC Current Affairs Radio.

Rick Moody

Rick Moody is the author of five novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and, most recently, a volume of essays On Celestial Music and Other Adventures in Listening.

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