Youth Program 3

Saturday, Aug. 5, 4:00 PM

REGISTER
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EXPERIMENTAL

aaron

Dir. Hadiya Gaiters, Temple University School of Film and Media Arts • 2017, 1 min.

aaron is a silent visual poem unveiling a young man’s journey toward finding his identity.

World Premiere

 

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NARRATIVE

Bittersweet

Dir. Brianna Abdullah, A. Blast Films/Independent • 2016, 12 min.


Aaron is a young college freshman who just experienced a bad breakup. Eager to hop into the dating world, Aaron turns to online dating in hopes of meeting “the one.” On his journey to find true love, he comes across a few peculiar young women who discourage him from wanting to pursue internet dating further.

Philadelphia Premiere

Trailer

 

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DOCUMENTARY

Double or Nothing

Dir. Annalyn Bautista • 12 min.


In this short documentary, a woman shares her journey and provides insight into the physical and emotional seesaw of single parenthood.

 

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EXPERIMENTAL

elijah

Dir. Hadiya Gaiters, Temple University School of Film and Media Arts • 2017, 2 min.


A silent visual poem about the multiplicity of black manhood through the eyes of a young man named Elijah.

Philadelphia Premiere

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EXPERIMENTAL

Flesh and Iron

Dir. Emma Michalak • 2017, 10 min.


A teenage girl struggles with the weight of black motherhood and seeks to rid herself of this burden at any cost.

Philadelphia Premiere

 

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EXPERIMENTAL

Greetings to Browned Blue Flowers

Dir. Udochi Ekwerike • 2017, 5 min.


A visual poem by Udochi Ekwerike. For Browned Blues everywhere. Bloom.

Philadelphia Premiere

 

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EXPERIMENTAL

Honey from Water

Dir. Alexis Hithe • 2017, 15 min.


The decolonization of knowledge, as framed by the arrival of an alien girl child on Earth.

Philadelphia Premiere

 

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NARRATIVE

Hot & Bothered

Dir. Leah Byrd, Wright State University • 2017, 15 min.


Two sarcastic, stoned 20-year-olds get in over their heads when they create the Grindr for lesbians.

World Premiere

 

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EXPERIMENTAL

I & She

Dir. Kaia Naadira • 2017, 5 min.


A girl is faced with a human form of her mental illness and is finally able to tell it how she really feels about it.

World Premiere

Trailer

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DOCUMENTARY

Walking Wounded

Dir. Tshay Williams • 2017, 6 min.


Walking Wounded is about black women, public space, and Philadelphia.

 

 

CAUTION

This program contains subject material which may not be appropriate for children under the age of 14, unless accompanied by a parent or provider.