A visual poem explores the negative effects of toxic masculinity and invites men to re-embrace the softness of boyhood.
In a potpourri of sparkles, musical numbers and documentary interview, Bistro Girls uses animation to explore the unescapable passion that drives artists, no matter their walk of life.
In one Eastern Washington city, there is a long history of segregation. Through the decades, the Tri-Cities has existed as a farm region, a plutonium producer for WWII, and a sundown town dubbed the “Birmingham of Washington” by the NAACP. While racial segregation is no longer overt, today, it silently separates the odd amalgamation of Ph.D. scientists, migrant farmworkers, and white nationalists in the region. By exploring her city's history, one woman gains a further understanding of identity by piecing together the messy history before her.
After answering a routine mental health survey trying to refill a prescription, a young woman accidentally triggers a suicide alert, and an overbearing caretaker robot is sent to supervise her for 48 hours. She thinks it was a mistake - she's not doing *that* badly, but maybe she needs a little more help than she thinks.
A scientist seeks answers by observing the world through the lens of her microscope.
Within the ambiguous safety of a service station, a concerned father and his scared daughter take refuge. Rachel lives with bipolar disorder and the invisibility of her condition has become all too real for both herself and Mark. What happens when they realise that neither of them could save her life? In collaboration with Bipolar UK, ‘Just in Case’ explores the harsh reality of what it’s really like to live with bipolar disorder.
[𝗧𝗛𝗘 COVID-19 𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗗𝗢𝗪𝗡 𝗔𝗦 𝗔 𝗠𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗥 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆] LGBTIQ people are no strangers to isolation. The film 'Lonesome' by Justice Khor is a documentary that explores the intersection of queerness and isolation. The film weaves together stories left as voice mails that talk about loneliness, seeking love and connection, and ultimately, self-acceptance.
To get to class on time, children from Vancouver's largest
social housing project were forced to jump shunting train cars that stood in their path. After months of advocating for a safe crossing, twenty-five mothers made their voices heard by blockading CN rail.
This contemporary Appalachian folktale recounts a woman’s attempt to escape her childhood monster, the Pottero. The journey forces her to reconcile with the place she came from and the monsters waiting for her there.
Romantic Chorus, Jade! is a short animated documentary featuring Jade Theriault, comedian and self-described cyborg, as she tells of her unique experiences and the challenges of being disabled and dating. She speaks frankly of her sexual trials and tribulations, and elucidates some of the larger issues related to the marginalization of discussions about disability and sexuality . . . oh, and she’s funny while doing it.
The film is 100% rotoscoped by hand (frame by frame) by the magnificent animator Joseph Crockett.
A young Dominican woman with an exciting career and marriage proposal on the horizon befriends a senior Italian widow navigating life on her own for the very first time. They form a bond that bridges their cultural and generational divide.
A Change Is Gonna Come, performed by Prince Tasha at the Black Lives Matter protest at the Guildhall Square in Derry / Londonderry where crowds stood together to oppose racism, demand justice for George Floyd, call for the end of institutional racism, police brutality and historic complacency over the loss of black lives.
Police also attended the protest and issued a signiﬁcant number of Community Resolution Notices (CRNS) and fines for breaking Health Protection regulations due to Coronavirus. Individuals, including organisers, have been reported to the Public Prosecution Service with a view to prosecution. Police have also said they will also conduct follow up enquiries to seek to identify others who may have committed offences.
The police relied on Regulation 6A, which is designed to restrict outdoor social gatherings to up to six persons. Notably, this came into force on May 19th 2020, but there were no enforcement powers attached to it. That changed as an amendment was put in place by the NI Assembly a day before the protest.
People were not discouraged by the strong police presence and protested anyway. Many people claimed that the police were full of hypocrisy and they specifically targeted them because other protests that have happened were never met with such a strong police presence.
The organisers of the protest raised money on GoFundMe to help pay for all fines that were issued.
This is a historical moment in history.
A girl helps four boys examine and understand why it's difficult for them to show their vulnerabilities and be open about their emotions in today's society.
Content Warning: Brief Nudity.
This is a late apology, a late love letter, a late goodbye.
Content Warning: Adult Content, Adult Language, Graphic Language.
A documentary exploring the real stories and experiences of high school age teens navigating the complex world of consent, rape culture, and intimate relationships.
Content Warnings: Adult Content and Adult Language.
COVID RESPONSE ~ A Himalayan story, is a documentary on the ongoing global pandemic and how it affects a remote Himalayan state in India. The film is a critical look at the various ways in which people’s suffering- mental, physical and financial, have been worsened by the novel coronavirus.
The 25-minute documentary celebrates Himachal Pradesh’s self-reliance and resilience. Viewers will get to witness incredible stories of people on the frontline of this global health crisis- from doctors, nurses to social health volunteers. The film touches upon the migrant crisis in India through the eyes of Aditi, a young environmental activist who turned to labour rights overnight. Artists like Meenakshi- program director of Dharamshala’s community radio, worked everyday throughout India’s historic lockdown to make sure the people were informed on the latest government guidelines, during one of the world’s most uncertain times. The documentary also highlights the work of rural development organisations like CORD, that have worked tirelessly for decades to uplift women and empower villages - work that was very handy during this pandemic.
The objective of the film is to highlight loopholes in India’s healthcare and administrative systems while celebrating front-line workers.
A deranged man promotes his fried chicken restaurant.
For the first few days after she awoke from her coma, Dani Burt didn't know her right leg, from just above the knee down, was gone. When the doctors finally told her the full extent of her injuries, Burt, an active, hungry-for-life person, wasn't sure if she could go on. But she found the courage to continue through surfing, which led her on a path to becoming the first-ever women's World Adaptive Surfing champion.
Throughout America, women organized tea parties for meetings and fundraisers to support the suffrage movement. The Woman’s Suffrage Party sold ceylon, young hyson, gunpowder, and oolong tea under their charitable brand “Equality Tea.” Yet the history of tea is steeped in inequality, driven by colonialism, war, and appropriation. In her short film, Equality Tea, Sunwoo brews tea while drawing parallels between the fraught histories of the tea trade and the suffrage movement.
Written, directed, animated, and narrated by Jaime Sunwoo. Original score by Matt Chilton, based on a 1895 suffragist anthem by Augusta Gray Gunn. Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory and The Laundromat Project for 100 Years | 100 Women.
A young woman reflects on how gentrification has changed her neighborhood and wiped out the people who have worked there and lived there for years.
The vision of President Shimon Peres is universal & eternal: sport has the power to unite youth from different cultures and background: Arabs and Jewish girls play football in mixed groups, help each other win and build friendship for a better future. In this case, sport also strengths feminist identity, motivation and abilities
When her best friend dies of the COVID-19, a girl reassesses her entire place in society.
This quarantine got me thinking about my place in society, the role of an artist in times of a crisis as well as all the simple every-day moments we used to enjoy before. I reflected on loss, what does it feel like to lose someone, particularly when you weren't with them during their last moments? Between New Orleans and Paris, I tried to reflect on some questions that were on my mind.
A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion.
Content Warning: Adult Content and Brief Nudity.
JADE is a short film taken from our 'Stories Untold' project which is a series of short films featuring London-based migrants. After almost a year in development, and an extensive casting process, we selected six diverse stories to help spread a positive message and challenge the current rhetoric surrounding migration in a post-Brexit Britain.
In our ever politically unhinged world we chat, moan, groan and celebrate our lives with likeminded people. People who have lived similar lives and share similar ambitions, successes and adversities. It seems that talking to people with the same views, and similar stories to our own, gives us the self-validation in today's world.
But, in a post-Brexit Britain, we think it's imperative that we start to share stories outside of our own bubbles. We want to remind people that whoever we are, wherever we've come from, we are all navigating the world and trying to get by as best we can. We are all human.
These collection of short films will speak to London migrants from all different social, political and economic backgrounds and ask them to tell us their story with their own words.
“Jeijay” begins where most romantic movies end. Two people try to repress the slow but inevitable decay of their relationship. Feeling isolated in their little home, more & more of the happy facade of their love life comes crumbling down. The profound melancholia of the subject is captured in everyday moments that intertwine with dreamlike sequences.
Content Warning: Nudity.
When a claustrophobic drag queen and an impatient nun get stuck in an elevator, they are forced to overcome their differences and discover that they have more things in common than what they ever thought.
Content Warning: Adult Language.
Dreamers are children who emigrated with their parents to the US. This documentary portrays the people who have been reported or repatriated and has built up a community in Mexico City, named Little L.A.
A video-art about sexual oppression and loosing innocence
Content Warnings: Adult Content and Mild Violence.
Laura Serrano is about to debut in her first professional boxing match in Las Vegas. She has fought an entire systemized empire to achieve her dream. However, Laura Serrano does not know that she still has to fight hand-to-hand with the greatest opponent of all ... will she win this battle?
Hair and constructions of identity are often deeply intertwined. Influenced by the intersections of African hair, femininity and personal identity, "Scalp Deep" captures the struggles of a young African woman as she navigates the reactions and expectations of others after she decides to commit to a new look.
We cannot explain anxiety, but we can feel it. This film was created for the project ‘This is me eating ___’, by the NYC-based theater company Et Alia Theater, and proposes a dialogue about the relationship between ANXIETY and PANDEMIC.
Content Warning: Graphic Language.
Youth examine systemic misogyny in their school district and how they believe students have been discriminated, silenced, and harassed by site administrators and district officials. This film seeks to illustrate how districts often treat their students and the filmmakers hope that this film encourages youth from around the world to use their voices to break down the systems that they believe are seeking to oppress them.
The documentary follows the rehearsals of the 'Projeto Voz Própria' (Own Voice Project), focused on the therapeutic treatment of imprisoned women, for a gig at the Women's Penitentiary Chapel in São Paulo.
Content Warnings: Adult Content and Adult Language.
During the COVID-19 self-quarantine, a nurse finds herself experiencing mixed emotions including loneliness, boredom, and fear; as attacks on Asian Americans hit closer and closer to home.
This film was made with nearly all Asian cast and crew, including the director, writers, DP, and 3 cast members.
Content Warning: Adult Content.
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