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National Narratives: Borders
August 24, 2019 @ 3:05 pm - 4:35 pm
This block explores the nature of boundaries – national, cultural, and personal. What Happened To My Mother? (AL Film) Directed by Camilo Diaz 2 minutes • USA Narrative short A portrait of child separations at the US-Mexico border. Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla Directed by Carlos Valdivia 14 minutes • USA Narrative short Jose’s financial aid runs out a week before a prestigious interview that puts his future in jeopardy. Dios Nunca Muere Directed by Barbara Cigarroa 15 minutes • USA Narrative short The story of a mother struggling to raise her two children on her own. Rehearsal Directed by Courtney Hope Therond 8 minutes • USA Narrative short A film crew for an upcoming feature film pushes the boundaries of consent during a courtesy rehearsal for its female lead. Road to Zion (Black Lens) Directed by Andrew Reid 16 minutes • USA Narrative short A Jamaican immigrant finds his life in LA shaken by forces outside his control as he struggles to understand how far he is willing to go to protect his family. Find Harbour For A Day Directed by Paul Marques Duarte 25 minutes • France Narrative short When Adèle spontaneously lets a 15-year-old migrant illegally board a ferry for England with her class, she does not grasp the importance of her gesture and its consequences on this overnight trip. Her Body Directed by Juan Avella 10 minutes • USA Narrative short A Latina immigrant must face her abusive American boyfriend when she wakes up bound in a garage about to be sold to an underground body trafficking ring.