|Shorts Program #1|
4:00PM Pre-screening Reception | 4:45PM Shorts Program #1 Screenings
Dir. Ryan Casselman | Writ. by Ryan Casselman & Yvette Angulo | USA
Our Barrio tells the story of Gabriela, a young woman on the verge of adulthood, who lives with her family in a diverse neighborhood. Struggling with her identity, Gabriela is forced to reckon with herself when her life comes to an abrupt halt.
Dir. & Writ. by Adolfo Mena Cejas | Cuba
After being informed by an official from the US Embassy that she has won the American Visa Lottery, Lázara Carvajal decides to leave Cuba –even if that means she has to abandon her family.
Remember This Voice
Dir. & Writ. by Jeff Chan | USA
He was given a chance to make himself heard.
Dir. & Writ. by Rubin Stein | Spain
Alma, a Spanish journalist, is carried to a secret place where a Latin American dictator is hidden after a tragic terrorist attack to his family.
|Shorts Program #2|
6:00PM Pre-screening Reception | 6:45PM Shorts Program #2 Screenings
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Dir. & Writ. by Jorge Ossio | Peru
A young woman from Lima spends her days looking for ways to not feel so lonely.
La Madre Buena (The Good Mother)
Dir. & Writ. by Sarah Clift | Mexico
A Mexican mother embarks upon an epic journey across land and through her politics, to find her son's birthday request - a Donald Trump piñata.
Dir. & Writ. by Joe Torres & J. René Guerra | Venezuela
The inclement sun. A damn endless desert. Three women gather to wait for transportation. They are survivors of an extinct world, of a time apart. They are afraid. They are suspicious of each other.
Dir. & Writ. by Douglas Cushnie | USA
Early 1800's: Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised.
Dir. & Writ. by Daniela Arguello | USA / Guatemala
Based on a true story. 2,500 kilometers from the U.S border in a small town in Guatemala.
8:15PM Pre-screening Reception | 9:00PM Feature Program Screenings
Frágil Equilibrio (Delicate Balance)
Dir. & Writ. by Guillermo García López | Spain
A Japanese executive in Tokyo. A sub-Saharan community. A family in Madrid. Three stories of contradictions that unfold in different places on the planet, in different socio-cultural spheres.
Wilki W. K. Tom