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SHORTS 1: Paternal Connections

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Difficult People

Director Sohil Vaidya (USA 2018 19:34min)

Akash, an aspiring graffiti artist lives with his father, Sudhakar in an old building in Mumbai.  Akash’s mother has recently demised. Apart from the demise of the most beloved person, Akash and his father Sudhakar has one more thing in common, stubbornness! While standing against his father's conventional approach, Akash struggles to find his creative expression in the vast liberating spaces of the Mumbai.


Behind Greatness

Director Garrett Marks (USA 2018 6min)

This is an inspirational story about family, love and life portrayed through the beautiful game of basketball. As a son's skill elevate, so do the pressures and demands from his father and even himself. Eventually they are both faced with what is truly important.



Director Booker T. Mattison (USA 2018 19:44min)

Bosniak is the story of Amir, a white Bosnian teen forced to immigrate to America after tragedy strikes in his home country. Amir befriends an African-American teen who shares his same name. The two Amirs form an unlikely friendship and learn the value of peace and brotherhood.


BABA SIFON (English)

Director Pantaleon Laurent (USA 2019 26min)

Erick, a divorced father, realizes that his 6-year-old daughter, Elisa, has gone back to her mother's house, forgetting her babydoll, a baba sifon with whom she spends a lot of time. He decides to cross the island hitchhiking to bring the babydoll to his little girl to comfort her before the night falls.



Director  Dewun Owusu (USA 2018 9:04min)

'You only get to meet someone for the first time, once.'  Narrated by Dewun Owusu, the documentary ‘Kwabena' takes you through the discovery, revelation and journey of a once in a lifetime experience.



Director James Brown-Orleans (USA 2019 26:37min)

 A routine traffic stop finds a New York State Trooper face to face with a storied stranger from his past. The chance encounter powerfully alters their fates...again.

Earlier Event: June 22
83 Days (Short)
Later Event: June 22