Shorts Programs

Shorts: Withstand

… the weight of time, the weight of power.



Another Story (with esperanza spalding)

gystere and esperanza are going to the center of the Earth To confront the Intergalactic Colonizer, master of the Europe Normale officers and drinking all the water of the World !

  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Country: France
  • Director: Adrien Gystere Peskine, Anthony Peskine
  • Premiere: World
Short Narrative


Huia dreams to be a principle ballerina for the country’s top academy. During her audition, an unexpected visitor shows up during her final bid to impress. Only this time, her ancestors are the audience.

  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Director: Cian Elyse White, Joshua Manyheads
  • Premiere: East Coast

Inspired by a popular American TV Show about a female jailhouse, ayoung Haitian girl galvanizes her friends to help women prisoner’s in Haiti.

  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: Haiti
  • Director: Wilson Edmond
  • Premiere: Philadelphia
Short Documentary

Pili Ka Moʻo

The Fukumitsu ‘Ohana (family) of Hakipu’u are Native Hawaiian taro farmers and keepers of this generational practice. While much of O’ahu has become urbanized, Hakipu’u remains a kīpuka (oasis) of traditional knowledge where great chiefs once resided and their bones still remain.
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Justyn Ah Chong
  • Premiere: Philadelphia
Audio Descriptions Closed Captioning


Golden Jubilee

In Golden Jubilee, Sanzgiri reconsiders ideas of freedom, loss and recovery in the wake of colonial and neo-colonial theft. The film asks us to consider “what is liberation when so much has been lost?”

  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Country: United States, India
  • Director: Suneil Sanzgiri
  • Premiere: Philadelphia
Closed Captioning



Energy cannot be destroyed, it can only be transformed. Director Charlotte Brathwaite in collaboration with Photographer Malick Welli imagine the dreams and nightmares of forcibly enslaved Muslim scholar Omar ibn Said. Transforming the darkness of captivity into the light of freedom and love.

  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Country: Senegal
  • Director: Charlotte Brathwaite
  • Premiere: United States
Closed Captioning

Screening Partner

Nia Tero – Pili Ka Moʻo


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