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Student Documentary Showcase

The skills of DU student filmmakers were on display at INSHORT:docs, a one-night festival of documentaries put on by the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism Studies in June. The films covered topics ranging from the challenges of balancing motherhood with a roller derby career to the intricacies of running a pin setter at a bowling alley.

To get a taste of our students' work, watch excerpts from some of the documentaries below.


Fast Girls, Slow Bikes: The Story of Denver's Mods 'n Knockers

"Fast Girls, Slow Bikes" tells the story of a tight-knit girls gang brought together by a mutual love of classic Vespa and Lambretta scooters.

Focusing on the lives of "Suzi Homewreker," "Ra Ra Rass," "Lolisa," "Spam" and "Vega," the film navigates Denver's mile-high streets, the wilds of friendship and the challenge of unexpected tragedy, all from a two-wheeled perspective.

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Created by
Joe Brown
Ericha Hager
Daniel Sauve
Adam Schwartz  

Watch clips from more student documentaries

  • Love Heels--When the work whistle blows, a group of Denver professionals teach acceptance and understanding ... in drag.
  • RollerMama--Behind the frenetic energy of roller derby lies the women who play this dangerous and exciting sport, and the hardships of balancing motherhood with their passion.
  • Thick as Thieves: Dungeons and Dragons at a Glance--Dust off your imagination and descend into a film about heroes, dice and the friends that bring them to life playing Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Crown Lane Chronicles--A short glimpse into the life of a treasured Denver bowling alley.

Published on July 22, 2009