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La Mirada Perdida
Category: Short Film
Country: Argentina, Spain
Director: Damian Dionisio
Producer: Osom Films
Website: La Marida Perdida
Argentina, 1976. Claudio is forced to live with his family in hiding, due to his political ideals.
How far can we go in the pursuit of our goals? It is one of these universal questions that is raised by our film’s story. The answer is never easy to find. And doing the right thing sometimes clashes with our personal motives and needs. The Runner tells the story of a ten-year-old-boy in a township in Cape Town. He decides to head to the city in order to get some money for his mother’s urgent surgery. The lesson the boy in our film has to learn is universal: you cannot do something bad to achieve something good. The lead role is played by 10-year old Cwangco Mayekiso who actually lives in the Gugulethu township.
Nowhere To Go
The end of a relationship often sees us tortured between words spoken and all that has been left unsaid. Capturing that restless emotion, NOWHERE TO GO fills the raw and indulgent space one lingers in after a breakup, with the internal dialogue we struggle to express. Divulging the gaping chasm between a couples’ worn down and developing thoughts—the film reveals a relationship that is as destructive as it is addictive, with whirlwind glimpses of what used to be. Reflecting flickers of every breakup, NOWHERE TO GO draws the audience in with universal feelings that are all too relatable. Directed by Robert May, the film is Carly Chaikin’s producorial and writing debut, in which she also stars alongside Jordan Heathcott.
Category: Short Film
Director: Guillermo P. Bosch
Producer: Guillermo P. Bosch, Juan Nemesio Martin
Website: Guillermo P. Bosch
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“The Perfection in your hand.” An emerging model for advertisements suffers, all of a sudden, a physical defect that drives him into a process of self destruction. A descent into hell around the obsession with looks.
It is 1956. The previous year, 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago had gone missing in Money, Mississippi. Later, the boy’s mutilated body was found in a river. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine sits down with the two men acquitted for the boy’s murder, Roy Bryant Jr. and J.W. Milam, to discuss the trial. Not a word had been uttered outside a courtroom by them or their kin, until now…
WOLF CALL (16 Awards, 5 Nominations), the true Mississippi, civil rights story crafted from public record, transports us back to this historic drama that became a lightning rod for moral outrage and pivotal in inspiring a whole generation of young people to commit to social change in the 1950s. ‘His death was a spark that ignited the Civil Rights Movement in America,’ Ed Bradley, Emmy Award-winning journalist.
WOLF CALL is brought to you by the makers of “Empty Space”: winner of 8 festival awards, 4 nominations. “Wolf Call” is the next installment in the Emmett Till, civil rights saga: a transfixing, true-story of the historic interviews that became a lightning rod for moral outrage and pivotal in inspiring a whole generation of young people to commit to social change in the 1950s.
Cinematographer and co-producer, Aravind Ragupathi, pays visual tribute to 1950s news and television anchors in how the set, props, and shot selection are woven into the story-telling. And, the visual tricks he employs in “Wolf Call” were created on camera while filming, using techniques employed in the 1950s.
The film stars MIKE WILEY, winner of multiple Best Actor Awards for his performance in “Empty Space,” including Best Actor at the 25th Black International Cinema Berlin.
In WOLF CALL, Mike Wiley is William Bradford Huie of Look magazine…
In September of 1955, in Money, Mississippi a jury found Roy Bryant Jr. and J.W. Milam both not guilty of murdering 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago. Before the trial they had admitted to kidnapping Emmett, but held no blame in his disappearance and consequent murder. They weren’t even indicted for the abduction: off scot-free, clean as a whistle. Not a word had been uttered outside a courtroom by them or their kin, until now. Without this missing piece of the puzzle, hypocrisy and myth had flourished.
It is now January 24, 1956, nearly six months after the kidnapping, murder and subsequent trial. William Bradford Huie sits down with the accused killers, J.W. and Roy, two men who have been hoisted on the shoulders of white supremacy.
Huie questions the men, not as a journalistic source and not as interrogator to witness, but as a southern white man to southern white men. He knows they did it, that answer is brutally obvious. What this reporter wants to understand, what Look magazine is paying $4000 dollars to print and what several million Americans just like you will pay to read and gossip over is, why?
As Roy and J.W. open up to Huie, hypocrisy is exposed, myth dispelled…
Sparrow, age 10, wakes one morning to find a nest of baby mice in her sock drawer. Attempting to care for them, she takes them with her on her mysterious daily routine. Bicycling through the forest, along the beach and quiet rural roads, collecting various found treasures. Along the way the mice face danger, including a hungry fox and a swirling creek.
Deep in the forest, Sparrow has created a sanctuary in a run-down house, where she keeps her treasures and hides from the rest of the world. She brings the baby mice here, but is unable to care for them.
Sparrow returns home and finds her parents in the kitchen, and the reason for her need to find a family is revealed. She faces a challenge greater than any child should.