These international short films offer exceptionally inspiring and poignant glimpses into the lives of others around the world.

 

 

OUR SONG TO WAR
Juanita Onzaga / Belgium & Colombia / 2018 / 14 min / Spanish with English subtitles / Documentary
In the Colombian village of Bojaya spirits and humans meet each other to learn what there is to life after the end of war.

 

SWATTED
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis / France / 2018 / 21 min / English / Documentary
Online gamers describe their struggles with ‘swatting’, a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play.
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WREN BOYS
Harry Lighton
/ UK / 2017 / 11 min / English / Narrative
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

 

SCENES FROM A DRY CITY
François Verster & Simon Wood / South Africa, USA / 2018 / 13 min / English / Documentary
An impending water crisis grips Cape Town, South Africa.

SISTER HEARTS

SISTER HEARTS
Mohammad Gorjestani
/ USA / 2018 / 17 min / English / Documentary
After thirteen years in prison, an ex-offender opens the largest thrift store in New Orleans and offers a path forward for women like her.

 

MUSIC & CLOWNS
Alex Widdowsom / UK / 2018 / 7 min / English / Documentary
A man interviews his parents about what it is like caring for his close to nonverbal brother who lives with Down syndrome.

 

SALAMAT FROM GERMANY
Una Gunjak & Rami Kodeih / Lebanon & France / 2017 / 17 min / Arabic with English subtitles / Drama
A Lebanon man purchases a Syrian passport in order to travel to Europe and escape unrest, but must face his newly forged identity.
These shorts are for audiences aged 18+. 

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