Short Films by Garrett Bradley

Short Films by Garrett Bradley

4 Episodes

With her Academy Award–nominated documentary TIME, Garrett Bradley confirmed her place among the most original and poetic voices working in the realm of nonfiction today. Her richly sensorial visual style and incisive blending of the personal and the political are on display in these remarkable short works, which include an inside look at the social media “click farms” of Bangladesh (LIKE), a heartrending exploration of the ravages of the American carceral state (ALONE), and an ecstatic voyage through a lost history of African American cinema (AMERICA).

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Short Films by Garrett Bradley
  • Like
    Episode 1


    Episode 1

    Directed by Garrett Bradley • 2016 • United States

    What is the value of social-media influence? This investigation into the “click farms” of Bangladesh reveals a multimillion-dollar underground industry that thrives on exchanging money for “likes.”

  • Alone

    Episode 2

    Directed by Garrett Bradley • 2017 • United States

    Winner of the Short Film Jury Award at Sundance, this stirringly poetic documentary puts a human face on the ravages of the American carceral state as a conflicted young woman contemplates marrying her imprisoned boyfriend.

  • The Earth Is Humming

    Episode 3

    Directed by Garrett Bradley • 2018 • United States

    Garrett Bradley turns a documentary about the earthquake preparedness industry in Tokyo, Japan, into a haunting reflection on the fragility of life in one of the world’s largest metropolises.

  • America

    Episode 4

    Directed by Garrett Bradley • 2019 • United States

    Taking as its starting point the recently rediscovered Bert Williams feature LIME KILN CLUB FIELD DAY (1913)—the first known film to feature an all-Black cast—Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary new short imagines an entire lost lineage of African A...