FRIDAY

Aug. 2

4:40 PM
Pearlstein
TICKETS

Shorts Program 5


Stories from around the globe that depict boys and men who are seeking understanding and redemption in complicated social structures.



84 mins.

Q&A to follow



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Short Narrative

Brotherhood

dir. Meryam Joobeur
25 min., Canada, Tunisia, 2019

Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.


Trailer


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Short Narrative

Life!

dir. Ramesh Jai Gulabrai
4 min., Ghana, 2017

Once the only hope of his loved ones back in the village, today Kweku struggles to make ends meet in the city. Heʼs fallen and heʼs given up. He contemplates suicide..

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer


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Short Narrative

Outdooring

dir. Maxwell Addae
18 min., United States, 2018

A young man attends his nephew’s Ghanaian baptism with a plan: steal the donated money and keep a deep secret hidden from his family.

East Coast Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Road to Zion

dir. Andrew Reid
15 min., United States, 2019

A Jamaican immigrant finds his life in LA shaken by forces outside his control as he struggles to understand how far he is willing to go to protect his family.

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Run

dir. Brandon Broussard
10 min., United States, 2019

A college student goes on the run when he finds his name on the execution list of a local drug dealer.

World Premiere



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Short Narrative

A True Crime

dir. Marques Green
13 mins., United States, 2019

Looking for acceptance an awkward African American teenager finds himself in the spotlight when he’s questioned by homicide detectives about a murder that happened in his neighborhood. Seizing the opportunity, he creates a narrative that forces others to take him seriously. Inspired by real events.

World Premiere


Trailer