SUNDAY

Aug. 23

1:30 PM


Shorts Program: The Grind


Putting food on the table, its pains and joys.




109 mins.

Q&A to follow


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Short Documentary

Nilā

Dir. Anthony Prince Leslie
6 mins, United States, India, 2020

Nilā, a collaboration with ASHYA, is an ode to one of India’s oldest indigenous communities, the Irula-“people of the night”-and their marveled relationship with the most venomous creatures of the continent. Through snake catching, the Irula are vital yet nearly unseen heroes in Indian healthcare.


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Short Narrative

The Deliverer

Dir. Ron Morales
14 mins, Trinidad and Tobago, 2018

After his son is kidnapped, a Trinidadian fisherman brokers a deal with an asylum-seeking Venezuelan refugee to traffic cocaine, to save his son and his village from a corrupt government.

Philadelphia Premiere


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Short Narrative

The Stain (Lakeh)

Dir. Shoresh Vakili
13 mins, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2019

The old man who cleans the cinema salon takes care of the stain on the screen after a movie screening.

Philadelphia Premiere


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Short Documentary

See You Next Time

Dir. Crystal Kayiza
6 mins, United States, 2019

See You Next Time captures the intimate moments between a Chinese nail tech and her Black client in a Brooklyn nail salon.

Philadelphia Premiere


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Short Documentary

COVER/AGE

Dir. Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
25 mins, United States, 2019

The Affordable Care Act explicitly denies undocumented immigrants access to healthcare. COVER/AGE follows an elderly caregiver and a policy advocate in the #Health4All campaign to expand healthcare for everyone, regardless of immigration status and age.


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Short Documentary

Midnight Oil

Dir. Bilal Motley
30 mins, United States, 2020

Midnight Oil is the story of the massive explosion at Philadelphia’s 150 year old oil refinery, and the aftermath that followed. Created by refinery worker Bilal Motley, it depicts his struggles to reconcile his love for his distressed co-workers and his growing awareness of environmental justice.

World Premiere


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