SATURDAY

Aug. 3

7:00 PM
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Shorts Program 10


A series of cinematic love letters, these shorts reclaim and retell the lives of individuals and communities with deep reverence.



80 mins.

Q&A to follow


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Short Documentary

America

dir. Garrett Bradley
30 min., United States, 2019

Rooted in New Orleans, AMERICA is a modern day silent film, challenging the idea of Black cinema as a “wave,” or “movement in time,” proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement.

Philadelphia Premiere

Best Short Documentary Nominee


Trailer

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Experimental

Bereka

dir. Nesanet Teshager Abegaze
7 min., Ethiopia, United States, 2019

Bereka is a family history archive as told by matriarch Azalu Mekonnen and her granddaughter Samira Hooks. Shot on Super 8 in Los Angeles and Gondar, Bereka captures the Ethiopian coffee ceremony and explores migration, memory and rebirth. The film was hand-processed by Nesanet at the Echo Park Film Center.

World Premiere

Best Experimental Nominee



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Short Documentary

A Love Song For Latasha

dir. Sophia Nahli Allison
19 min., United States, 2019

A Love Song For Latasha is a dreamlike archive in conversation with the past and the present to reimagine a more nuanced narrative of Latasha Harlins by excavating intimate and poetic memories shared by her cousin and best friend.

Philadelphia Premiere

Best Short Documentary Nominee


Trailer

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Experimental

Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See The Stars

dir. Charlotte Brathwaite
9 min., United States, 2017

The world is all messed up. The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land. But I know, somehow only when it’s dark enough, can you see the stars.” –MLK, Jr. Two beings caught in a landscape of contrasting violence and beauty, where history and future collide, calling on the fantastical and the real.

Philadelphia Premiere

Best Experimental Nominee


Trailer

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Short Documentary

Respect and Love

dir. Angelique Webster
15 min., United States, 2018

This experimental documentary is a tribute to the first African-American woman to sue the Catholic Church for sexual abuse, thirty years ago, and a colloquy between the filmmaker and her mother.

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer