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Playlist: 2012 ShortDocs Winners: Neighbor Stories

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The 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge invited anyone and everyone to submit short audio works featuring at least two neighbors, involve three seconds of narrative silence, and include a color in the title. Check out the four winners (out of 180 submissions) or listen to all of the submissions here.

The Red, White, and Blue Bus

From Third Coast International Audio Festival | Part of the 2012 ShortDocs: Neighbor Stories series | 03:00

The familiar faces of the red, white and blue bus, whose lives I will never know.

Sd12_red_eldridge_small The familiar faces of the red, white and blue bus, whose lives I will never know.

 

"The Red, White, and Blue Bus" was produced by Luke Eldridge for the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, a collaboration with EveryBlock, which invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio works featuring at least two neighbors, a color in the title, and three consecutive seconds of narrative silence. 

Crown the King: Red Takes Black

From Third Coast International Audio Festival | Part of the 2012 ShortDocs: Neighbor Stories series | 02:32

One block from my apartment sits the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to trash talk over heated games of checkers.

Sd12_red_kampe_small One block from my apartment sits the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to trash talk over heated games of checkers.

 "Crown the King: Red Takes Black" was produced by Adam Kampe for the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, a collaboration with EveryBlock, which invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio works featuring at least two neighbors, a color in the title, and three consecutive seconds of narrative silence. 

Red, White, and Bruised

From Third Coast International Audio Festival | Part of the 2012 ShortDocs: Neighbor Stories series | 02:57

Don Floyd looks back on his life of 80 years after surviving a heart attack in March of 2012.

Sd12_red_musto_small Don Floyd looks back on his life of 80 years after surviving a heart attack in March of 2012.

 "Red, White, and Bruised" was produced by John Musto and Brian Barnhart, Jr. for the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, a collaboration with EveryBlock, which invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio works featuring at least two neighbors, a color in the title, and three consecutive seconds of narrative silence. 

Glass, Not Glitter

From Third Coast International Audio Festival | Part of the 2012 ShortDocs: Neighbor Stories series | 02:54

Neighbors of the Murrah Federal building recall the 1995 bombing that altered the life and culture of Oklahoma City.

Sd12_glass_wendle_small Neighbors of the Murrah Federal building recall the 1995 bombing that altered the life and culture of Oklahoma City.

"Glass, Not Glitter" was produced by Abby Wendle for the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, a collaboration with EveryBlock, which invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio works featuring at least two neighbors, a color in the title, and three consecutive seconds of narrative silence.