Aug. 2

6:45 PM

Shorts Program 6

Immigration to the “global north” prompts the formation of new identities as Diasporic peoples claim space in a variety of ways.

72 mins.

Q&A to follow

Short Documentary

Generation One

Dir. Sohib Boundaoui
15 mins, United States, 2018

Generation One explores the perspectives of the American-born children of Arab Muslim immigrants as they navigate their two identities in a cultural enclave.

East Coast Premiere

Short Documentary

Mr. Jane and Finch

Dir. Ngardy Conteh George
45 mins, Canada, 2019

A beloved 80-year-old activist and amateur documentarian who has documented the African Diaspora for the past 60 years, throws his hat into local politics and is met with unflinching systemic racism in the Canadian political system.

U.S. Premiere


Short Documentary

Miss Black Germany

Dir. Elisha Smith-Leverock
12 mins, Germany and France, 2018

“Being German doesn’t equal being white.” What does it feel like to grow up in a society whose beauty standards are so different from your own? Challenging what it means to be beautiful in the Western world, Miss Black Germany documents the stories, hopes, dreams and fears of four contestants.

Philadelphia Premiere