ShortDocs

Discover hundreds of short audio gems produced for the Third Coast ShortDocs Audio Challenge. Each year ushers in a new set of rules, new creative partner, and ever-more wondrous results.


Misplaced Memories

When you get rid of things, you never know what you are truly giving up, so keep everything.

Mouse Trap Music

Composer Mark Applebaum describes the creative process he uses when inventing new instruments. He calls one of them "The Mouse Trap."

Miss Cholita Pageant

The "Miss Cholita" pageant celebrates a female ideal that is fast disappearing among Bolivian indigenous women. This year, the pageant was shaken by a scandal: the winner had turned out to have been wearing fake braids.

Misfire

Misfire is an experimental sound piece that blends 1940s Dr. Pepper radio ads, original violin music, and sounds of thirst and thirst-quenching.

My Umami Gas Mask

2013 ShortDocs Winner! A bleak future with nothing good to eat... except your gas mask.

My Mommy's Umami Latkes

Once a year my extended family comes together for three courses in tradition: making latkes, dinner conversation and finally, the ongoing memories we create together during our annual Hanukkah party.

Memento Mori

Some members of Jude Fletcher's family have a fondness for taking pictures of the dead. Their photo albums boast the typical shots of joyous celebrations and family gatherings, side by side with shots of loved ones in their caskets.

The Mousetrap

This is a highly fictionalized retelling of a real life tale of the trapping and killing of a mouse in Fresno, California.