Global Shorts Forum: Poverty, Race and Prejudice - Block A
Director: Tommy Naess
Producers: Erlend Haarr Eriksson
Writer: Tommy Naess
Cast: Yasmin Melody Moussavi, Anna Pauline Sharma, William Myrmellom, Ghopi Prabaharan, Bjørn Leirhol
Two immigrant girls discuss the future while sitting on the bleachers during a swimming class. Seemingly simple, this is an acute exploration of cultural differences and customs.
Director: Doug Roland
Producers: Doug Roland, Michelle Luchese, Johnathan Ruggiero
Writer: Doug Roland
Cast: Kaycie Bowens, Doug Roland
Jada is 7 years old. Jada lives alone on Venice Beach. By following her through a day in her life, the story of who she is, why she is there, and who the man is that has come looking for her unfolds.
Director: Javian Ashton Le
Producers: Mimi Jeffries, Joseph Mazzella
Writer: Javian Ashton Le
Cast: Sathya Sridharan, Olivia Gilliatt, Moti Margolin, Andrew Maclarty, Paul Karamjeet S. Selhi, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Kristin Devlin
An interracial couple faces social tensions in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The film follows the perspective of Harpreet, a young Sikh-American man, as he cautiously navigates a sudden climate of fear and dangerous assumptions.
Director: Ella Smith
Producers: Dominic Tighe
Writer: Ella Smith
Cast: Bahati Baraka, Antonina Akinyi, Floria Atieno, Betty Mbuche, Modi Juma, Johansen Owino, Ronald Ngala, Cindy Mbae, Mohammed Mwangale Kazungu, Oliver Musembi, Victor Wanyama
A small Kenyan boy with big ambitions gets a lucky break in this energetic and enormously charming film.
Last Night in Edinburgh
Director: Bita Shafipour
Producers: Bita Shafipour, Christopher M. Boyd
Writer: Bita Shafipour, Christopher M. Boyd
Cast: Hannah Ord, Amir Rahimzadeh, Nick Cheales, Carol Bryce, Ikram Gilani, Hiftu Quasem, Maryam Hamidi
When teen sisters Zahra and Hoda discover that their family holiday abroad is really a plan by their parents to deliver them both into forced marriages, the girls flee home to find their own ways of remaining in Edinburgh, testing the limits of their bond and the resolve of the adults who control their futures.
Sista in the Brotherhood
Director: Dawn Jones Redstone
Producers: Dawn Jones Redstone, Roberta Hunte
Writer: Dawn Jones Redstone, Kjerstin Johnson
Cast: Sidony O'neal, Josh Rice, Scott Mullin, Terry Lybecker, David Knell, Jocelyn Seid, Christian Lopez
A young, black, apprentice tradeswoman struggles to prove herself on a new job site.