World shorts

WORLD SHORTS

FREE SCREENING

FRIDAY 08/SEP 14.30

Expected Guests: Directors, Jennifer Reeder & Gizem Bayiksel

CRYSTAL LAKE

Director: Jennifer Reeder
2016 | USA | 19 m
English | No subtitles

A coming of age feminist short film. Samiyah teaches her cousin Marcela about standing your ground.  -(NA)

 

ESCAPING AGRA

Director: Pallavi Somusetty
2016 | USA/India | 23 m
English | No subtitles

A gripping documentary about a 19-year-old, who has all the odds against them. Non-binary Naveen is sent to India to be normalized, and faces their parents in court to fight for their rights. -(NA)

 

ONE DAY IN JULY

Director: Hermes Mangialardo
2015 | Italy | 2 m

These 2 minutes will leave you breathless.  -(NA)

 

BAYARD & ME

Director: Matt Wolf
2017 | USA | 16 m
English | No subtitles

An amazing documentary about the untold story of Bayard Rustin, one of the brave men behind Martin Luther King Jr. Walter shares their story, giving us an authentic image of their loving relationship and the challenges they faced as a gay couple in the 1980s. -(NA)

 

PRIMARY COLOURS

Director: Derek Price
2016 | Canada | 4 m
English | No subtitles

You get slammed by the reality of domestic violence, with a talented performance by Roua Aljied! -(NA)

CHILD’S PLAY

Director: Gizem Bayiksel
2015 | Turkey | 5 m
Turkish | English subtitles

While moving out of her parent’s house and into adulthood, Derin’s secret is revealed in a toy-box filled with childhood memories. -(BY)

CARINA

Director: Sandra Concepción Reynoso Estrada
2014 | Mexico | 12 m
Spanish | English subtitles

A moment of self-discovery in childhood, Carina offers a glimpse of innocent expression and the social pressures which arose to smother it, and her. -(LPJ)

 

Scar Tissue

Director: Nish Gera
2017 | The Netherlands | 14 m
English/Arabic | No subtitles

A foreigner looking for connection and trying to make peace with the past, Sami finds an evening of comfort and tenderness only to be reminded of tragedy and heartache. -(LPJ)