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.
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.
The film explores the Shaheen Bagh movement, a women's-led protest in India against the new citizenship laws, and how it has forged solidarities across the globe. The movement evokes hope in dark fascist times and gave impetus to many similar protests across India, mostly led by Muslim women.
The protagonist, who had a career shift from a court-room reporter to a one-person media reporter, gains a mysterious power from chestnut and uses this power to find his/her news. However, she takes on step further to pass judgment of her own, deciding who the victims the perpetrators are by pulling the strings of the public opinion.
Content Warning: Mild Violence.
A documentary film following a not so simple yet simple love story between a tomboy and a transvestite man in Myanmar.
Content Warning: Adult Content.
Si-hyun, Eun-chae and Cho-won are founding members of the high school's space exploration club, "UttamTamTam." They go up to the rooftop to hear the sounds of outer space, the sounds of parallel universes. There is an accident in which Cho-won falls on the railing without safety equipment. After the accident, Eun-chae disappears. Si-hyun remains alone.
Two years later, Eun-chae appears in front of Si-hyun, who is still suffering from trauma. Eun-chae said she found the sound of the parallel universe that Cho-won was trying to let them hear. Eun-chae tells Si-hyun to go listen to the sound together. Si-hyun doesn't want to hear. She wants to forget about the accident.
A baby, the firstborn, comes into this world. Though her parents are human, the baby is a fish - and into the lake she is thrown.
Another baby is born. This little girl knows not of her older sister, but the two will meet, over shared blood and history, and through the future generation. This is the story of a common occurrence - a stillborn - told in an uncommon way, and the journey a sister will make to meet her kin.
With the near future, where the fourth industrial revolution has taken place, and the employment rate and marriage rate plummeting, the government will enact a bill to regularly tax sperm and eggs for healthy adults aged 18-45. In a blind spot in the law where the illegal tax market has been formed, teenager Yeon Hee receives a business card by an illegal proxy tax broker..
Can Yeon Hee really defend herself in this absurd system?
Exploring the intimacy of the mundane, sống ở đây focuses on the lives of Vietnamese shrimpers and elderly farmers in New Orleans, understanding the reverberations of the past, present in day to day labor.