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Where We've Been
Directed by Ashley Brandon 5 minDocumentary

A woman dedicates her life to remembering the past, but now as dementia fogs her memory her life's work bears the risk of being forgotten.

Roughly Delicate
Directed by Heqiuzi Wang 14 minDocumentary

Living in Chicago, a group of Chinese women immigrants gathers to dance in high heels, wear traditional Chinese dresses, and shoot guns at the range. What brings them together is a sense of community, their own insecurities and the warmth they share with each other.

Directed by Austin Tobey 10 minDocumentary

The difficult yet redemptive story of a young man from Indianapolis. Nothing was going to stop him from making his mom proud.

Directed by Apo W. Bazidi 22 minDocumentary

In the midst of the immigration ban, a teenage refugee Ahmed and his sister Ruba find a home at a Cleveland school for immigrants. Will they be able to reach their dreams?

Counting the Cost
Directed by Maggie Cripe 9 minDocumentary

A mother recollects her family's experience in leaving an Amish community.

Directed by Naeema Jamilah Torres 19 minDocumentary

In this short essay-style documentary, a Black filmmaker reflects on present-day struggles of marginalized people on a tour devoted to challenging conventional historical narratives through the legacy of a slave revolt.

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These shorts uniquely dive into matters of the heart and remind us of the deep need for love and connection. View filmmaker Q&As here.

  Fiction Shorts 2: On the Edge Poster

On the edge of genre and on the edge of your seat, this eclectic mix will get you to think, laugh and get mad. TRIGGER WARNING: blood, strobing lights, violence, gun violence, implied violence, loud noises, and adult language. View filmmaker Q&As here.

  Fiction Shorts 3: Challenging Conversations Poster

By asking the tough questions and searching for answers, these films tackle the challenging conversations needed for personal accountably, institutional change and healing. TRIGGER WARNING: violence, sexual assault, masturbation, swearing, blood and adult language. View filmmaker Q&As here.



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