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The Day I Met Joshua

Director: Rajni Mysore Chamaraj
Runtime: 15 minutes
County of origin: India

“Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you to places you never thought you’d get to”

“The day I met Joshua” portrays Reena, a social media influencer who encounters an unusual moment in the desert. A glimpse that opens doors to a long path of self-discovery. The film has a contemporary theme of “connectedness” in the age of the Internet. Screened for a select audience at the Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, our film received a heartwarming response.

Love Can't Be Locked Down

Director: Naman Gupta
Runtime: 8 minutes
County of origin: United States

On the tenth anniversary of the pandemic, Chi looks back on a lonely and loveless lockdown as a single Asian in New York City, sharing the experience with listeners of her podcast 'Chi with Love'. From the daily grind of cleaning rituals and self-isolating at home, to the heartache of being judged in the streets by mask-wearing strangers; Chi is inspired to reveal her feelings, hidden beneath her mask. Testing her idea in Times Square, Chi fails at first to get others to see the real her. But then, when all seems lost, she bumps into another lonely heart and makes an instant connection with her contagious 'smile'. Love at first sight -- despite the virus, the paranoia, the lock down, despite it all.

Stardust

Directors: Marion Christmann, Amélie Prévot
Runtime: 3 minutes
County of origin: France

Some things are difficult to share. Tom and Charlie will experience it through a funny adventure!

Talk Radio

Director: Ben S. Hyland
Runtime: 9 minutes
County of origin: United States

Pauline and Barry are a seemingly happily married middle aged couple. That is until Pauline tunes into relationship hour on Talk Radio and thinks she recognizes the nameless voice that’s relaying a lifetime of regrets live on the radio.

W

Director: Stelios Koupetorisd
Runtime: 6 minutes
County of origin: Greece

A teacher is set to do his daily routine classroom at the school he works, during one of the most difficult days to teach.

Shot by Sasha

Director: Evgenii Bakirov
Runtime: 7 minutes
County of origin: Russian Federation

For the longest time, Sasha's been too scared to take pictures of anyone other than her closest friends and family. She knew that the only way to let go of fear is to face it - and take a shot at it!

Cold Storage

Director: Thomas Freundlich
Runtime: 9 minutes
County of origin: Finland

Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.

Who Won the War

Director: Francesca Di Marco
Runtime: 12 minutes
County of origin: United States

Who won the war is a short documentary weaving interview, archive and animation to tell the remarkable story of a Hiroshima survivor.

In 1956, orphaned and partially blind, Takashi was invited by the American Government to the United States to “regain his health”. A second grader when the atomic bomb dropped, with six members of his family dead of radiation poisoning, Takashi embarked for the U.S. at 18.

As soon as he landed in California, Takashi realized that he had been identified as an eligible subject for experimentation undertaken by the ABCC (Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission) to understand the effects of intense radioactive energy on the human body.

Takashi's story is different from many other Hiroshima survivors. It is the journey of an angry young man whose misfortunes begin right after the Hiroshima bombing. It's a story of revenge, and acceptance of the past.

PATHFINDER - Life Beyond Fear

Directors: Adam Rubin, Dan Lior
Runtime: 10 minutes
County of origin: Israel

Pathfinder is a tale about the human spirit.

The film follows six world-class slackliners (Highliners) on a mission deep into the Norwegian mountains to attempt something that's never been seen before: Walking a thin line, elevated in the vastness between two colossal cliffs, illuminated only by the mystical northern lights.

The yearning that drives adventurers and explorers to climb the highest peaks, sail endless oceans, and cross vast deserts in the name of progress, is the same passion that drives these slack-liners to attempt what has still been unclaimed.

Through the extreme conditions and endless challenges, we learn about their elemental desire to explore the limits of humankind.

Sacred Connections

Director: McKenna Sweet Dorman
Runtime: 19 minutes
County of origin: United States

As Snoqualmie People, for time immemorial we have lived, fished, hunted and gathered on and stewarded lands that are now known as Washington state. Almost 100 years after Snoqualmie and others signed the Treaty of Point Elliott of 1855, and promises were left unfulfilled, the federal government claimed Snoqualmie was an unrecognized tribe, abandoning their trust responsibility. For nearly 50 years after, the Snoqualmie Tribe fought for our federal recognition status to be restored which was successfully finalized in 1999. This 18-minute documentary, produced for the 20th Anniversary of our Re-Recognition, chronicles that fight through interviews with Tribal Elders past and present, Spiritual Leaders, and a rising generation of young Snoqualmie tribal members who are carrying forward the teachings of our ancestors. While honouring the land and natural gifts that have always been the source of life for the People, Sacred Connections tells the story of how the Tribe’s devoted members came together in resistance to injustice and pushed through obstacles at every level of the federal recognition process to re-establish the acknowledgement of our continued existence in the heart of our homelands and usher in a new era of connection with the land and each other.

Our hands go up to all who were involved in Snoqualmie’s historic Re-Recognition effort and in conceptualizing, filming, and producing this film.

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