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Kumquat Shorts

Shorties :: Shorts Blocks
Running Time:109:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 AM EST
Thursday, November 8
Thalian Black
7:00 PM EST
Sunday, November 11
Jengo's Playhouse

Global Perspectives: Human Stories, Homes, and Heroes

supPORT The Port “A Different World” // Chris Robinson :: A remake/parody of the classic show “A Different World” intro, used as a commercial instead for us.

Impact: Investing with a Purpose // Steve Distante:: Celebrates the creativity and innovation of entrepreneurs to create a meaningful impact on the world.  Local company Tru Colors Brewing is featured in the documentary.

Shoto // Firul Malthya, Vanessa Njora :: Ken Malobah, a matatu bus driver in Nairobi, shares how the culture of graffiti, music, and transportation all blend together to provide unforgettable experiences for its riders and inspires his own future goals.

Code Ruth // Caroline Voagen Nelson :: A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path during WWII. Code Ruth blends stop motion techniques and archival materials to share a family’s history of connecting through technology.

Cole // David Call :: Cole is combat veteran recovering from the effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury. It’s now the morning of a big job interview and with the help of his wife Ashley, Cole is rehearsing and getting ready, fighting to keep his aphasia under control when the moment of truth arrives.

I Don’t Want to Call it Home // Léa Luiz de Oliveira, Nisan Yetkin :: Through conversations with loved ones, a young Turkish artist confronts her fears regarding her country’s future, and the dilemma of staying or leaving home behind.

Learning to Swim // Ruth Grimberg :: A quintessentially quiet suburban town in England houses a middle-aged mum, who feels the government response to the refugee crisis is inadequate, and takes a young Syrian refugee into her own home.

That Was Awesome! // Arlen Konopaki :: When a floor hockey team of adults with special needs gets pushed around one too many times off-the-court, they decide to stand up for themselves on-the-court in the game of a lifetime.

Frontier // Chuck Kleven :: Inspired by her comic book hero, a ten-year-old girl runs away from home, seeking a new life full of adventure. With her caretaker in pursuit, she learns that life alone in the woods is more difficult than she imagined.