Global Shorts Forum: Overcoming the Odds
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The Good Fight
UK/Brazil, 2017, 16 min, 20 sec.
Director - Ben Holman
One man's work to transform the future of his Brazilian favela community through boxing.
USA, 2016, 22 min, 25 sec.
Director - Bradford Bailey
This film chronicles the current life and history of a disability rights pioneer Hale Zukas, 73, and also explores the 504 Demonstrations of 1977 where Hale and other disability activists occupied the San Francisco Federal Building to demand equality for disability rights.
USA, 2016, 17 min.
Director - Eric Heimbold
A blind adventure writer and the first sustainable sushi chef search for enlightenment in the murky
depths off the New England coast.
Art of Courage
USA, 2016, 22 min.
Director - Veronica Duport Deliz
Two internationally renowned artists prepare their canvas for an aerial art exhibition during the
International Climate Summit in the City of Light, but fate has another plan.
USA, 2016, 12 min, 25 sec.
Director - Kenrick Prince
After an emotional day with her family, Gema Walker comes home to face meeting her fiancé's parents for the first time.
Mexico, 2017, 4 min, 20 sec.
Director - Manfred Lopez Grem
A teen born with a physical disability decides to become an actor in order to overcome his fear of his limitations, fear of change and the fear of not fitting in.
USA, 2016, 15min.
Director - Jeannie Donohoe
A new kid shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes and impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?
USA, 2016, 6 min, 38 sec.
Director - Caroline Knight
Four and a half years ago, young talent Sophia Salveson’s life changed forever. Doctors said she may never walk again, may never talk again...may never perform again. They were wrong.