Long Story Short  is a film, a multi-screen video installation, and web project. It presents a collectively told narrative on ideas about and experiences of poverty in the US, narrated, defined, and analyzed from within.

Long Story Short is a composite collective interview drawn from 75 video diarys in which people facing poverty reflect on causes and effects of poverty on their lives and their communities.

Natalie Bookchin has been working at the intersection of art, new media, social issues, and the Internet since the 1990s. Her projects explore new forms of documentary on subjects ranging from globalization, social isolation and mass participation, to labor, technology, and online DIY dance videos.