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Crisis of Our Age

ALT | International Shorts

These days our world seems to be overwhelmed by crises, natural disasters and despots. While passing on the latter two, this program of short films takes on significant issues like gun violence, refugees, political corruption, chauvinistic attitudes, misogynistic behaviour, and the long-term effects of American nuclear testing. Some of these problems have been with us for generations while others are products of our modern age, but all need to be addressed. Three of the films are powerful, one-woman performance pieces that will leave many as uncomfortable as they are amazed. Wonderfully cinematic, probing, insightful and even humorous for a bit of relief, this is a collection not afraid to confront, challenge and entertain in moving and different ways.

Anointed

Director: Dan Lin / USA/Marshall Islands, 2018, 7 min.
Acclaimed poet and activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner explores the nuclear-testing legacy of her country and one particular island that houses a dark secret. more...

Aquarium

Director: Lorenzo Puntoni / Italy, 2018, 15 min.
During a carefree day at the swimming pool, a boy’s fantasy of a girl he’s infatuated with suddenly becomes a lucid nightmare more...

Dawn

Director: Jörn Threlfall / USA/UK, 2018, 15 min.
New Mexico, July 1945. In this land the paths of an old farmer and a young Navajo boy cross, just prior to a world-changing event. more...

Green

Director: Suzanne Andrews Correa / USA, 2017, 13 min.
An undocumented Turkish immigrant works as a pedicab driver in New York, but he’s struggling, to his brother’s consternation. more...

Mamartuile

Director: Alejandro Saevich / Mexico, 2017, 12 min.
The President of Mexico is nearing the end of his term when his frivolous future planning is interrupted by an international conflict. more...

Password: Fajara

Director: Séverine Sajous, Patricia Sanchez Mora / Spain, 2017, 18 min.
Ghost-like figures and trucks, the fragility of existence and the hopes of trapped, desperate refugees caught between worlds and the phantoms of meaning. more...

Precious

Director: Mohammed Hammad / Saudi Arabia, 2018, 6 min.
Precious’ childhood dreams of a happy marriage and family life run headlong into patriarchal repression in a male-dominated society. more...

Trophy Boy

Director: Emrhys Cooper / USA, 2018, 13 min.
James, a sexy, youthful, sought-after Instagram star and internet personality gets dumped by his wealthy sugar daddy. more...

You Don't Know Me

Director: Rodrigo Séllos / Brazil, 2018, 14 min.
A riveting performance of a woman’s courtroom statement about her rape, and the physical, emotional and psychological ordeal she still endures. more...

Director Various
Country of Origin: Various
Year: 2018
Running Time: 113 mins

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