FRIDAY

Aug. 21

10:00 AM


Shorts Program: Malaise


Personal, collective, political, and social anxieties.




98 mins.

Q&A to follow


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Short Narrative

Address Unknown

Dir. Nadine Angel Cloete
24 mins, South Africa, 2020

The postman Joey is traumatized when the apartheid government destroys his diverse community after declaring it a Whites Only area. Amidst this destruction Joey is determined to find his childhood friend Ebie who has vanished without leaving a forwarding address and restore the bond of friendship.

World Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

KEON

Dir. E.G. Bailey
23 mins, United States, 2020

Keon, a young Black photographer, meets up with his brothers, Amiri and Dre, and they embark on a journey to acquire a new camera to complete his college entrance portfolio. Along the way, they negotiate obstacles and dangers, subtle and complex but all too real, in an environment intent on policing.

World Premiere

Nominated for Best Short Narrative



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Short Narrative

Breathe (Neefso)

Dir. Aisha Jama
4 mins, United States, 2020

Raha’s special day comes to a halt when her anxiety (un)expectedly takes center stage.

World Premiere



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Short Narrative

Behind The Mask (面具之下)

Dir. Sophie Lee
6 mins, United Kingdom, 2020

With the outbreak of coronavirus, Chinese overseas student Lee is afraid of being attacked by wearing a face mask. Under the mask is the chain of contempt. White people discriminate against Asian and Black people. Asians discriminate against Black people. Prejudice is more terrible than viruses.

World Premiere



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Short Narrative

Black Lady Goddess

Dir. Chelsea Odufu
26 mins, United States, 2020

Black Lady Goddess is an Afro-futuristic film set in the year 2040 when the world has found out that God is a Black woman and reparations have been issued to all ab-originators.

World Premiere


Trailer