Shorts Programs

Shorts: Revivify

Holistic repair.



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Program
Short Documentary

The Ritual to Beauty

Three generations of Dominican women explore their relationship to relaxing their hair. By conjuring the magic of water and power of her ancestors, a daughter uses spoken word poetry to break the generational curse that has blocked the women in her family from feeling where joy lives inside of them

  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Shenny De Los Angeles, Maria Marrone

Short Documentary

Woman of the Earth (Mujer De Tierra)

IN THE NAHUA COMMUNITY OF HUEYAPAN, PUEBLA, WE ENCOUNTER THE STORIES OF A GENERATION OF WOMEN THAT HAVE CHALLENGED SOCIETY. THROUGH THEIR EMBROIDERY WORK, THEIR INNATE REBELLIOUSNESS AND THEIR SELF-BELIEF, THEY HAVE JOINED FORCES TO TRANSFORM THEMSELVES AND THE HISTORY OF THEIR OWN COMMUNITY.

  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: Mexico
  • Director: Evelyn Mercedes Muñoz Marroquín
  • Premiere: United States
Closed Captioning

A daughter asks her mother a question about her mother’s childhood. Her answer begs them to wade through its rippling effects throughout their lives.

  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Aurora Brachman
  • Premiere: World
Short Documentary

Tomorrow Is Another Day (Kesho Pia Ni Siku)

Njeri is a smooth-talking, hymn-singing, 67 year old grandmother who runs Kanyoko Boutique in Nairobi, Kenya — a business she unintentionally started from the boot of her 1990 Toyota Corolla.

  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Country: Kenya
  • Director: Ng'endo Mukii
  • Premiere: Philadelphia
Short Narrative

Sunday Morning (Manhã de Domingo)

Gabriela is a young pianist who will perform at her first major recital. However, a dream about her dead mother destabilizes Gabriela's mind and heart, putting her presentation at risk.

  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Country: Brazil
  • Director: Bruno Ribeiro
  • Premiere: North America
Closed Captioning

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