In these five extended shorts, dancers find their groove in very different ways.

In these five extended short films from the Netherlands, United States, Egypt, and Switzerland, people discover rhythm and dance in a range of places, from the streets to the stage to the auto repair shop (no, seriously!). An inspiring program with a documentary focus that showcases the uplifting spirit of dance.

Program Info

Runtime: 75 minutes

October 15 - October 24

Venue: Streaming on Marquee TV

$8.99 / $45 (shorts pass) / $50 (festival pass)

Program Films

Deez Nuts: Black Bodies Dancing Defiance

Film still from "Deez Nuts" documentary film by C. Kemal Nance at SFDFF 2021
Deez Nuts: Black Bodies Dancing Defiance examines the expressions of masculinity that emerge from being a Black dancing man in three African Diasporic communities.
C. Kemal Nance, Cristian Barreto-Avila
C Kemal Nance
(USA, 2020) 26:56 min


Film still from "Belia" documentary dance film by Eman Hussein at SFDFF 2021
A dancer becomes an apprentice to the headmaster and owner of an auto-body-repair shop in Old Cairo, opening up new spaces for movement.
Eman Hussein
Eman Hussein
(Egypt, 2021) 9:51 min


Lisa Cano dancer in "Lisa" documentary film by Manoela Gonçalves at SFDFF 2021. Photo: Wictor Hugo Pedroso
Lisa Cano, formerly with Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Opéra National du Rhin Ballet, Vienna Volksoper, and Vienna State Ballet ends her illustrious career of over 17 years during the Covid-19 lockdown
Manoela Gonçalves
Manoela Gonçalves
(Switzerland, 2021) 4:42 min

Chanel: Sharing All My Colours With You

Chanel Vyent in "Chanel: Sharing All My Colours With You" documentary film by Arjen Schotel at SFDFF 2021
A Dutch dancer with Surinamese roots steps into different spaces over time and finds her identity
Arjen Schotel
Chanel Vyant
(Netherlands, 2021) 7:33 min

The Dancing Man of L.A.

The Dancing Man of L.A. offers a look at the life of Howard Mordoh, a longtime fixture of the L.A. concert scene
Scott Sheppard, Jen Fodor
Scott Sheppard
(USA, 2021) 26:00 min