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Pretty Vacant

Showtime
Friday, February 11 @ 3:00pm
Director
Cigdem Slankard
Country
USA
Language
English
Film Length
20 minutes

Pretty Vacant tells the story of a site-specific community art project in the Slavic Village Neighborhood in Cleveland, during which abandoned and blighted houses slated for demolition … Read more »

Hello Sunshine

Showtime
Friday, February 11 @ 7:00pm
Director
Joe Quint
Country
USA
Language
English
Film Length
13 minutes

Roz Pichardo is more than a domestic violence and gun violence survivor, she’s a warrior. Despite of – or because of – being thrown off a bridge … Read more »

The Signal

Showtime
Saturday, February 12 @ 3:00pm
Director
Recep Köse
Country
Turkey
Language
Turkish
Film Length
20 minutes

The Operation Cast Lead carried out by Israel on Palestine in 2009 almost destroys all infrastructure and facilities regarding health, education and all the other basic needs. … Read more »

The Last Photo

Showtime
Saturday, February 12 @ 3:00pm
Director
Mehmet Akif Guler
Country
Turkey
Language
Arabic, Turkish
Film Length
20 minutes

Abdullah Milhim is a photographer trying to announce by photographing what is going on in the war zone, Syria to the world. Once, he goes to photograph … Read more »

The Recess

Showtime
Saturday, February 12 @ 7:00pm
Director
Navid Nikkhah Azad
Country
Iran
Language
Persian, English
Film Length
12 minutes

Seventeen-year-old Sahar is determined to watch her favorite soccer team play for the league championship. Barred from attending sports events as a woman, Sahar disguises herself as … Read more »

Lunch for You

Showtime
Sunday, February 13 @ 11:00am
Director
Renato Ghio, Alicia Ghio
Country
USA
Language
English
Film Length
7 minutes

Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The New American Dream Foundation switched gears and created a hot meal program. This film documents their efforts to bring … Read more »

Like You

Showtime
Sunday, February 13 @ 3:00pm
Director
Marco Gosalvez
Country
Spain
Language
Spanish
Film Length
8 minutes

A child with Down syndrome wants to go to a casting for actors, but he doesn’t dare because of his condition. His mother encourages him to come … Read more »

Pacing the Pool

Showtime
Sunday, February 13 @ 7:00pm
Director
Radheya Jegatheva
Country
Australia
Language
English
Film Length
9 minutes

A tiny glimpse into the extraordinary life of Richard Pace. A different approach to life might have seen him crushed under the weight of the physical and … Read more »