Battalion to my Beat

Battalion To My Beat

Social Justice Warrior Short Slot


Wed Mar 1, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Battalion To My Beat

Directed by Eimi Imanishi

Short Narrative
USA, Algeria, Western Sahara | 14 min | 2016


Naively envisioning herself a Jeanne D’Arc of the desert, Mariam runs away from the Western Saharan refugee camps in Algeria hoping to liberate her homeland from occupation.



Battalion to my Beat - Eimi ImanishiEimi Imanishi
Director, Producer, Writer

Eimi Imanishi is a Japanese filmmaker born in the United States and raised in France. She studied at University College London’s Slade School of Fine Art. Battalion to My Beat (16) is her first short film.

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Director: Eimi Imanishi
Country: United States, Algeria, Western Sahara
Year: 2016
Language: Arabic
Runtime: 14 min
Rated: PG13

Credits


Producers: Eimi Imanishi, Julia Thompson, Ghalia Omar Ahmed
Cinematographer/DP:  Christian Cruz
Assistant Director:
 Ahmed Mohamed Lamin

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Grounded

Grounded

Social Justice Warrior Short Slot


Wed Mar 1, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Grounded

Directed by Alexis Michalik

Short Narrative
France | 19 min | 2014


Evelyne needs to travel to London for her mother’s funeral. But at the airport, she can’t produce her newborn baby’s ID. So she is not allowed to board her plane. But with the help of Stephanie, a young ground hostess, Evelyne will fight the unbending rules of airport regulations, and perhaps, take off on time.



Grounded - Alexis MichalikAlexis Michalik
Director, Writer

Alexis Michalik began his career as a stage actor, supervised by irina brook he performed romeo in shakespeare’s play.
He also worked for television and played in Petits meurtres en famille, terre de lumière or Kaboul Kitchen.
in cinema, he acted with billy Zane, Diane Kurys, safy Nebou, Yann samuel, Fernando Colomo, Danièle thompson, Alexandre Arcady.
in theater he attracted attention with comedies such as le Dindon directed by thomas le Douarec or more serious plays such as Les fleurs Gelées by Ibsen and Strindberg
With the troupe los Figaros, Alexis Michalik staged and made some crazy adaptations such as la mégère à peu près apprivoisée or r&J freely inspired by William shakespeare work.
Le porteur d’histoire is the first play he has written.
He is also scriptwriter for television and cinema.

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Film Information


Director: Alexis Michalik
Country: France
Year: 2014
Language: French
Runtime: 19 min
Rated:
PG13

Credits


Writer: Alexis Michalik
Producer: David Atrakchi, Elodie Baradat, Antoine Le Carpentier, Boris Mendza
Associate Producer:
Hélène Sifre
Executive Producer:
Gaël Cabouat
Music:
Etienne Gauthier
Cinematography:
Christophe Legal
Film Editing:  
Gaël Cabouat
Production Design:  
Caroline Thibouville

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Omessa

Omessa

Social Justice Warrior Short Slot


Wed Mar 1, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Omessa

Directed by Charlène Favier

Short Narrative
France | 19 min | 2015


Anna never leaves her backpack and do not come-back often in France. Discovering a lump in her breast, she goes to a gynecologist who tells her that it is worrying. For Anna, it’s the moment to return in Corsica, to face her history, her inherit, her father.



Omessa - Charlene FavierCharlène Favier 
Director, Producer, Writer

It was in Australia (Byron Bay) that I directed my first documentary « Is everything possible, Darling ? ». The following year I moved to New Zealand and where I started writing my first fiction « Free Fall ». This script was chosen by G.R.E.C (Film research group) so I could take part in a Preparation and Re-writing workshop in 2010. I shot « Free fall » in 2011 and it was broadcast on French TV channel (France 2) the 31 may 2015. Following these early films, Eurica Media Lab chose me to take part in a director’s training course in New York in September 2010 with Lenore DEKOVEN. In July 2012, I was asked to be artistic director on a short film produced by Eurica Media Lab / Astoria studio in New York . I shot my second short film « Omessa » in october 2014 in Corsica (France) and the film won already 17 awards and it has been selected to 80 festival around the world. It will also be broadcast on french TV channel (France 3) in November 2015.
In Febrary 2015, I just got selected to the « Feature film writing course » organized by the french cinema school LA FEMIS under the direction of Jacques AKCHOTI.

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Director:  Charlène Favier
Country: France
Year: 2015
Language: French
Runtime: 19 min
Rated: R

Credits


Producers: Charlene Favier, Didier Ballivet, Valérie Hyenveux
Cinematographer/DP:  Pascal Jacquet, Yann Maritaud
Film Editor: 
Isabelle Pauliat
Original Music/Composer:  Simon Meuret

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The Silence

Silence, The – Il Silenzio

Social Justice Warrior Short Slot


Wed Mar 1, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


The Silence – Il Silenzio

Directed by Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi

Short Narrative
Italy | 15 min | 2016


Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.


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The Silence - Ali AsgariAli Asgari
Director, Producer, Writer

Ali Asgari was born in Tehran, Iran. He is a graduate of cinema in Italy. He began his career as an assistant director. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013.. His short film “More Than Two Hours” was in competition at Cannes 2013 and Sundance Film festival 2014. His short film “The Baby” was premiered in competition of Venice Film Festival 2014. His short films were screened in more than 500 festivals around the world and won more than100 international awards. His first feature film script is accepted at Cinefondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival. “The Silence” is his first short film which was made out of Iran and will have its world premiere in competition at Cannes Film Festival 2016.

The Silence - Farnoosh SamadiFarnoosh Samadi
Director, Producer, Writer

Farnoosh Samadi was born in Iran and graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in Rome. She started her career as a filmmaker at the Iranian Youth Cinema Society and after that she made some video installations. She is the scriptwriter for the short films “More Than Two Hours” directed by Ali Asgari which was nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes 2013, “The Baby” which was premiered in Short film competition at Venice Film Festival 2014 and some other short films . She is currently co-writing a feature film with Ali Asgari which is accepted at Cinefondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival. The Silence is her first short film which will have its world premiere in competition at Cannes Film Festival 2016.

Film Information


Director: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi
Country: Italy
Year: 2016
Language: English, Italian, Kurdish
Runtime: 15 min
Rated: PG13

Credits


Producers: Giovanni Pompili, Olivier Chantriaux
Cinematographer/DP:  Alberto Marchiori
Original Music/Composer:  Matti Paalen

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