Now entering its 10th year, the PBS Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent films and filmmaking. Join us in exploring an incredible selection of 25 captivating films about identity, society, culture, family, race, and humanity in this annual showcase of powerful and unexpected stories. Two of the selected short films featured are Oklahoma-focused.
The investigative short Deadly Jails looks at how advocacy organizations like the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma are trying to change the way these counties handle urgent mental health situations.
A Call Away examines Oklahoma's “failure to protect” law. The film shows how the law has contributed to a cycle of family separation and trauma.
Watch them both below. For the full slate and to stream all of the short films selected, click here.