Global Shorts Forum: Foreign Persepective
Make Them Believe
USA/Russia, 2016, 13 min, 48 sec.
Director - Taimi Arvidson
A Russian wrestler enchanted by the United States plays the ultimate villain as the stars and stripes-clad character "American Hope” in Moscow's underground wrestling ring.
A Photographic Memory
Saudi Arbia, 2016, 19 min, 39 sec.
Director - Tareq Yosef Aldakheelallah
An experimental look at the history of Saudi Arabia through the eyes of a photographer.
A Tune of Devotion
USA/India, 2016, 10 min, 56 sec.
Director - Varun Chounal
A Tune of Devotion searches the complex web that forms Sufism to present three diverse artistic
interventions in the field.
Philippines, 2016, 12 min, 30 sec.
Director - Phil Giordano
After refusing a ritual intended to usher him into manhood, Rene-boy, tries alternate methods to
remove this mark of cowardice.
Prince of Smoke
USA/Cuba, 2017, 23 min, 50 sec.
Director - Matthew Gelb
Cuban tobacco farmer and artisanal cigar maker, Hirochi Robaina, follows in his legendary grandfather’s footsteps as he fights climate change and government bureaucracy to bring in the harvest and preserve the 171 year-old family legacy.
The Coffee Vendor
Colombia, 2016, 9 min, 37 sec.
Director - Antonina Kerguelen
Julio, a blind coffee vendor, struggles to regain custody of his adoptive son, Daniel. The pair had lived together ever since Julio rescued Daniel from the streets where he lived by himself.
This Is Civilization
USA, 2016, 9 min, 27 sec.
Director - Jennifer Smart
Witnessing half a century of Middle Eastern history through an elderly American diplomat's camera inspires a group of seven young people to tell stories, confront misperceptions, and share hope for the future.