Unseen Consequences (Grade 9-12 Social Studies)

2021 Festival

ONLINE April 26 to May 9

Presented by ATB and Swan City Rotary Club, this powerful package contains films that illustrate a disconnect between perception and reality, truth and fiction, past and present, along with the unseen consequences that result.

Films in this package


A teacher begins his daily lecture in the classroom, but there is something missing from today’s usual lesson. Won Best Short Shorts Award at the 2020 Harlem International Film Festival among other awards. Won Honorable Mention, Best Live Action Short Under 15 Minutes at the 2021 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

While the Space Race, the Arms Race, and a myriad of other Cold War competitions are common knowledge, few know that the United States and Soviet Union faced off to see which country could dig the deepest hole. This obscure historical event took a bizarre twist that still impacts people today, decades after the Cold…

Based on a true story that happened during the last Argentine military dictatorship, a local commissioner must investigate a children’s book that was confiscated from a 7-year-old girl at school.

The profound presence of plastic in our lives and in our natural environment is explored in this documentary set in the sweeping landscapes and ocean depths of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a man searches the no-go zone for his son’s baseball. Won Special Jury Prize at the 2021 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

On his wedding anniversary, a man and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift, but soldiers, segregated roads, and checkpoints create delays. How difficult can it be to go shopping? Nominated for an Oscar in 2021 for Best Live Action Short and winner of multiple awards. Won…