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Salak Shorts

Shorties :: Shorts Blocks
Running Time:104:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 AM EST
Friday, November 9
Thalian Main
4:15 PM EST
Sunday, November 11
Thalian Black

Global Docs

Line // Grzegorz Myjkowski, Katarzyna Ustowska :: Krystyna has a stroke-induced aphasia – a disorder which impedes the process of translating thoughts into words. The same process of translating thoughts, feelings and sensations into a form of movement, however, is fluid.

Boxed // Wanjiru Njendu :: The story is a fictionalized Narrative of Henry “Box” Brown a slave who mailed himself to freedom in 1849. The film was shot as a psychological thriller. The film was shot MOS (No sound) on location ,with all voice, ADR and sound recorded and designed in post-production to enable us to capture the authenticity of the time period and the fear that Henry would have gone through during this treacherous journey.

Black Rainbow // Joelle Faison :: In Fall 2017, Wide Angle students explored the theme “Why Black Lives Matter” through short personal projects. Video students learned the history of the movement and race relations as they pertain to Baltimore. This collection of films explores themes of intersectionality and how different systems impact race in Baltimore.

The Future is Bright // Courtney Faye Powell :: In 1979, a local newscaster prepares to cover an anti-KKK protest in Greensboro, NC, and realizes that she may never be ready for the events to come. Based on true events.

Edgecombe // Crystal Kayiza :: Revealing the deeply personal truths of three local residents, Edgecombe is an examination of the ways trauma repeats and reinvents itself in rural Black communities.

Holding Space // Rebecca Kenyon :: An intimate, observational documentary about preparing for death, told through the connection between a dying person and their end of life ‘doula’. By witnessing people on the threshold between life and death, we ask: if you knew that you were dying, how would you prepare to let go?

Restoring Focus // Sue-Ellen Chitunya :: One man, Dr. Solomon Guramatunhu, does all he can to uplift and empower the Zimbabwean people through his work as a medical doctor, philanthropist, and involvement in local arts.

No me despertéis // Sara Fantova :: Jone is a 10th grade student in Bilbao in 2009, in the height of fierce Basque nationalism. Strikes and demonstrations are part of teenager daily activity at school but Jone’s reality is very different.