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This group of short films explores a diversity of themes including death of loved ones, political revolution, and personal liberation.
Color Me In
Dir. Sharvon P. Urbannavage
Narrative. 2013, United States, 10 min.
Based on “Homicidal Rainbow,” a poem written and performed by Kai Davis, “Color Me In” focuses on Kyle, a bullied gay teen who plans a mass murder. In this haunting short, Kyle reaches the brink of both his internal and external torture, finding himself on the edge of following through with a plan that could cost lives including his own.
The Divorce Counselor
Dir. Thembisa S. Mshaka
Narrative. 2012, USA, 10 min.
In the The Divorce Counselor, an estranged couple search for for answers to why their marriage deteriorated. Mr. and Mrs. Jones confide in their own friends and visit a marriage counselor, even if it serves as confirmation that the union is over. As they explore their needs and frustrations, the counseling session gives Mr. and Mrs. Jones much more than they bargained for.
Dir. Shane Book
Narrative. 2013, USA, 9 min.
Adapted from a National Magazine Award-winning poem, “Dust” combines two memories from a writer’s youth. In one memory, the young man remembers a last moment with a lover. In the other, he recalls his final hours with his dying grandfather. Ultimately this contemplative examination of the nature of grief becomes a poetic meditation of “water, skin and dust.”
Dir. Matthew Brown
Experimental. 2012, USA, 4 min.
This docupoem honors the spirit and legacy of the Haitian revolution and explores the complexity and awe-inspiring story of the First Black Republic.
In Defense Of Another
Dir. Brian Carter
Narrative. 2011, USA, 9 min.
Through the lens of victims and family members In Defense of Another explores the trauma of domestic violence.
Dir. Felipe Del Olmo & Daniel Valledor
Narrative. 2012, Spain, 4 min.
Ngutu is a newspaper street vendor who hardly sells any copies. Hoping to make progress in his business he starts watching passersby more closely.
Ying and Yang
Dir. Kevin Darnell Walker
Narrative. 2013, USA, 12 Min.
In this spoken word piece, a confused young man tries to get a grip on his identity, sexuality and relationships.