THURSDAY

Aug. 20

10:00 AM
Online


Shorts Program: Gravitaxis


The metaphysics of physical dislocation.




85 mins.

Q&A to follow


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Short Documentary

After Migration: Calabria

Dir. Walé Oyéjidé & Jake Saner
21 mins, Italy, 2019

A triumphant portrait of a boy who left his home in The Gambia at the age of 15, and a Nigerian single-mother who birthed her child in a refugee camp, as they transcend their difficult histories while integrating into a quiet region of southern Italy.

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer

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Experimental

Gulf

Dir. Walter Mzengi
10 mins, South Africa, 2019

Facing a dire situation, a woman flees her badly governed homelands; heading north with the desperate dream of finding a better life. Although she later discovers that to be fully accepted into the community, means losing a part of herself.


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Harana

Dir. Marie Jamora
16 mins, United States, Philippines, 2019

Maya is a cover band singer in a Las Vegas casino-hotel lounge trying to connect with her daughter who is growing up in the Philippines without her. Wrestling between her passion for songwriting and becoming a pop-culture photocopy for an un-listening audience, she realizes that music – the one thing that keeps them distant – can also bring them closer together.

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Rosa

Dir. Suha Araj
23 mins, United States, 2020

While working at her aunt’s flower shop, Rosa takes her job underground when she begins a side business of shipping undocumented bodies to their home countries for burial.

World Premiere

Nominated for Best Short Narrative