Shorts Program 2

Friday, Aug. 4, 4:30 PM


BUY TICKETS
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SHORT NARRATIVE

Farewell Meu Amor

Dir. Ekwa Msangi • United States, 2016, 10 min.

On the morning of the long-awaited reunion with his exiled family, a man is faced with the heartbreak of a different type of parting—from his lover.

Philadelphia Premiere

Trailer

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Ibrahim

Dir. Terron Jones • United States, 2017, 19 min.


An undocumented African immigrant, Ibrahim, finds his way to the United States in search of the American dream. He is a naturally gifted singer in love with ’90s R&B music. Due to circumstance and limited opportunity, he ends up busking in the New York City subway system to raise money to bring his wife and young daughter from a country on the verge of collapse.

Philadelphia Premiere

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EXPERIMENTAL

Mugabo

Dir. Amelia Umuhire • Rwanda, 2016, 7 min.


Mugabo is about a young woman’s return to the idealized homeland, a place full of borrowed memories.

North America Premiere

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Ori Inu: In Search of Self

Dir. Chelsea Odufu • Trinidad and Tobago & United States, 2016, 29 min.


Ori Inu: In Search of Self is a coming-of-age story about a young immigrant woman who must choose between conforming her identity and spirituality to the cultural norms of America or revisiting her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religion called Candomble. The film stars Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins and feature the Grammy-nominated Afropean duo Les Nubiens among others.

Philadelphia Premiere

Trailer