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Block 2

Available: Apr 15, 2023 04:00
Until: Apr 30, 2023 03:59
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Block 2
Celebrating filmmakers for 71 years. This is the second block of the Columbus International Film and Animation Festival 71. CIF&AF 71
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Silences Silences


Uíge, Angola. Inside a Portuguese catholic seminar, different forms of silence are experienced. A place inhabited by multiple sonorities and images that wander from nature and meditation to colonial impressions.
25 minutes
The Missing Weeks The Missing Weeks

The Missing Weeks

Nauf, a mother of triplets (two boys and one girl) born prematurely on the 26th week, lived a bitter and challenging experience for 12 weeks in the hospital with her premature babies. She overcame all health, psychological, and social obstacles. Today, two years later, she has become a role model and is an activist on social media conveying her experience to other mothers. This short documentary takes a deep look into her journey and how she dealt with these obstacles in hopes that her experience will help other mothers going through the same challenges.
24 minutes
Favor Favor


When mother had some problems and left home, Seonwoo comes back home to take care of his father. Father asks Seonwoo three favors during his stay.
22 minutes
Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis

Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis

Las Abogadas follows four immigration attorneys over a multi-year odyssey beginning in 2018 as the U.S. government under President Trump upends every law to protect those fleeing from violence and war – and into 2021 when things fail to get better (and in some ways get worse) under President Biden. We watch the valiant efforts of our protagonists: Rebecca Eichler setting up a legal clinic in a Volkswagen van in the middle of 5,000 desperate migrants; Charlene D’Cruz forcing border guards to follow the law and accept three disabled children into U.S. custody; Mulu Alemayehu crossing the border to counsel African migrants stuck in Tijuana; Jodi Goodwin giving legal advice in the brutally hot Mexican sun to families desperate to see American soil. We watch our subjects’ arduous journeys to try and overcome a broken system, and we follow the stories of the migrants who they work frantically to try and help.
92 minutes
Dream in Color Dream in Color

Dream in Color

Two brothers struggle to deal with the loss of their mother. The elder brother tries to cheer up his younger brother by taking him on a journey to an imaginary world. In the process, they find more than just a distraction from their grief.
6 minutes Due to geographic restrictions, this content is available only in United States.
Demi-Gods Demi-Gods


What is the human experience of war, narcissism and ecological destruction? Demi-Gods addresses these three dark aspects of humanity in the form of a musical and visual essay. It shows our worship of these dark forces, which have now become normalized and fetishized. A furtive look from us mortals at the mechanics of the dark demi-gods of our time; turned into a surreal sequence of sonic and visual transformations.
6 minutes
Fade Into You Fade Into You

Fade Into You

A narrative music video for the band American Football.
7 minutes
Because We're Family Because We're Family

Because We're Family

Dysfunctional siblings reunite to witness the cremation of their mother. Back under one roof for the holidays, all decency is lost when a feud over her ashes tests the boundaries of family and a Christmas Eve tradition becomes difficult to digest.
90 minutes
Caroline on the roof Caroline on the roof

Caroline on the roof

On National Day, a woman neglected for too long by those around her decides to desperately draw attention to herself.
15 minutes

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