NHDocs: June 6

North Pole, NY
Dir. Ali Cotterill 
6:30PM-7:39PM @ Screening Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center
North Pole, NY is a documentary about Santa's Workshop, one of the very first theme parks in the U.S. Battling against a changing economy, the digital world, and a conman who tries to steal Christmas, the dreamers in one small town vow to keep the park open and the magic of Christmas alive all year.

Dawnland
Dir. Adam Mazo
7:00PM-8:30PM @ Whitney Humanities Center
For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who tried to erase their cultural identity. Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories.

Searchdog
Dir. Mary Healey Jamiel
8:30PM-10:00PM @ Whitney Humanities Center 
SEARCHDOG is the story of Matt Zarrella, a Search Specialist who rehabilitates “unadoptable" shelter dogs and transforms them into Search & Rescue/Recovery Dogs. We come to know Matthew and his dogs and witness extraordinary moments over four and a half years of real-time searches as he trains troopers and their new canine partners to find missing persons.

Beatrix Farrand: Landscape Architect
Dir. Karyl Evans 
5 min @ Whitney Humanities Center
A short documentary about landscape architect Beatrix Farrand’s pioneering campus work for Yale University from 1922 - 1945 including her plans for Marsh Botanic Garden, the residential college courtyards, the president’s garden, and the medical school among many others. Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) was the only female founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She also designed gardens for the White House, the New York Botanical Garden, many private estates, as well as a number of college campuses.

Feminists: What Were They Thinking
Dir. Johanna Demetrakas
86 min @ Whitney Humanities Center
In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening – women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists – What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times and takes aim at our culture today that alarmingly shows the need for continued change.