ALL IN THE FAMILY - Family Defined Differently Shorts Program
What is Family?
Woman In Fragments
Directed by Quan Zhou - USA (TRT 21:55)
WOMAN IN FRAGMENTS is a story of Los Angeles based Chinese-American dancer’s discovery of her traditional mother’s hidden illness which leads to an exploration of her vulnerability, inner strength and love for her mother.
Directed by Farouk Virani - USA (TRT 17:15)
VIMANA is a story of two Indian astronauts who must cope with the death of their captain on a one-way voyage to the nearest Earth-like sanctuary.
Directed By Ron Eltanal - USA (TRT 11:15)
NOSTALGIC is a story about an aging scientist who must decide whether to continue taking an experimental drug that reconnects him to loved ones in his crumbling past, at the risk of being unable to form new memories.
Happy Fun Room
Directed By Greg Pak - USA (TRT 13:57)
HAPPY FUN ROOM is a story set in the near future about the host of children's television show called "Happy Fun Room" that's designed to help kids survive in an insanely dangerous, dyatopic world. But the world's actually changing for the better -- the question is whether our heroine is ready to change as well.
Directed by Robbie Fisher & Dudley Percy Olsson (TRT 9:50)
LEADWAY is set in a small town in the rural Mississippi Delta, this short documentary film by two women directors traces the emotional journey of Cindi Quong Lofton, a Chinese American woman, as she deals with the violent murder of her father, an iconic figure in the community known simply by the name 'Leadway', the name of his store. Though devastated by his death, Cindi responds in a way that shows both courage and resilience, and binds her even more closely to her struggling community.
Directed By Yolanda Centeno - USA (TRT 8:50)
ZUGZWANG in German means obligation to move. Life and chess are not so different. There is a moment in life where you know you have to make a decision, but the best thing to do would be not to make any move. But... you must. We simply call this being screwed. In chess, they call it Zugzwang.