Haint Business (Shorts Program)

Sunday, Aug. 5, 11:45 AM


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Tormented by unfinished business, the living and the dead cross metaphysical boundaries to communicate–the one affecting the world of the other. In these stories, haunting triggers healing.


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SHORT NARRATIVE

Fevah

Dir. Randall Dottin • United States, 2018, 13 min.

A heartbroken single mom is about to plunge into a new relationship when her child’s missing father returns with a secret.

Philadelphia Premiere

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Xin (Heart)

Dir. Desha Dauchan • United States, 2017, 12 min.

Xin (“heart”, in Mandarin) is the story of a woman haunted by the ghost of her mother after having been her caregiver and watching her succumb to Atypical Parkinson’s Disease. With the help of her therapist, she tries to gain clarity on the nature of the hauntings.

East Coast Premiere

Trailer

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Blood Runs Down

Dir. Zandashe Brown • United States, 2018, 18 min.

It’s the night before Ana’s fifth birthday and Elize wants to make sure all is in order to give her daughter the best celebration yet. Consistently weary from the never-ending job of single motherhood with no outlets for her own care, Elize searches for a place for her own peace and vulnerability. When Elize undergoes a frightening transition, Ana must decide between saving her mother or protecting herself in this haunting account of inheritance, daughterhood, and demons.

East Coast Premiere

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SHORT NARRATIVE

In The Field

Dir. Tesia Walker • United States, 2017, 14 min.

In The Field follows an ambitious local reporter, John Landon, who witnesses a police-related shooting of a black girl outside a toy store on Christmas Eve. John is tasked with interviewing the girl’s family to get the scoop that will bring him national fame. However, he finds that getting the exclusive involves more than just being there first.

Philadelphia Premiere

Trailer