On the Slope
How (not) to Build a School in Haiti
From giving comfort to families of murder victims to saving the lives of over 500 men and women in active opioid addiction, Roz knows that her healing and her survival depends upon healing others.
Black Before Blue
Their assimilation into the blue brotherhood came with hurdles that were setup by their counterparts, and anchored by bigotry. As a result, these Black officers struggled in the hiring process, experiencing disproportionate promotion opportunities despite having qualifications in alignment with their colleagues, and they frequently experienced increased disciplinary sanctions when compared to their peers. Black women in particular often experienced careers riddled with discriminatory consequences related to both their gender and ethnicity— a "double-edged sword."
As the officers' stories of the past parallel those of present day, they express their frustrations about recent viral incidents of police brutality and the resulting worldwide civil unrest, concerned that history could repeat itself. From recalling the days before squad cars were racially integrated to anecdotes about their white colleagues' frequent use of the n-word, these emotionally honest stories expose the truth about what concerned them about the department, and give insight into what inspired them to see their journeys through.
Le Vigneron et la Mort
Death and the Winemaker
This may be a reverie of our increasingly virtualized world that is submerged into a directional flow of information and disparate impressions that takes shape as a slow-burning anxiety; a rupture in linear time.
Conceptually using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and composed of a single take, «Incomplete» invites us to traverse an endless choreography of bodies in perpetual free-fall and updating images that reflect a world in constant change.
The Last Descent
Frank & Emmet
All That Glitters
Ourselves, in Stories
What Travelers Are Saying About Jornada del Muerto
"Oliverio y la Piscina"
"Oliver & the Pool"
Nickel & Diming
The Erie Situation
A Heartfelt Change
Last and First Woman
Shot and produced on location in Columbus, Ohio
TRT: 36 min | Color | Digital | 2.35:1 | 23.98 fps | English
Format: ARRI Alexa Classic | 5.1
Genre: Live Action Short, Narrative Drama, Science-Fiction
The Shadow Between Us
One Elevator Apart
During World War II, numerous girls and women were lured by fake promises to the Comfort Stations around the world where they were forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army. Half a century later, the surviving victims in South Korea decided to give their testimonies to the world telling their horrible memories in the Comfort Stations and life-long traumas. The film shines a light on the atrocious sexual violence that occured around the world during this period, while employing metaphorical and fairytale-like visuals so as not to perpetuate violent imagery and revictimize the survivors.
journey through inner and outer worlds of experience of the human being - an audio-visual
meditation of futuristic transmutations on the Japanese Hannya Shingyō.
Waiting in the Wings
Boxer Blood and Sweat
In the meantime, there has been a truce between the two fighting countries since 1989. The only thing reminding him of his father is a wrestling medal which he clings to until this day. Amir - Ali's father – won it in a tournament before the war.
To support his mother (Shirin), Amir Ali works at a carpet cleaning company with his best friend Said. He feels like he must be the man in the house. And so he violently defends his mother against immoral approaches by strange men.
After Shirin feels overwhelmed by Amir Ali's upbringing, she signs Amir Ali up for boxing lessons. Amir Ali finds his true calling in this sport. And at the same time, he finds a new father figure in his trainer. Amir Ali becomes a passionate boxer, aiming to become a champion. And of course, winning a medal just like his late father.
Years pass by and despite graduation and military services, the lives of the two friends Amir Ali and Said seem very hopeless. Amir works as a day laborer and lives in a shared apartment in Tehran. The only thing Amir Ali clings to, is his passion for boxing. Unfortunately, this sport is neither supported nor promoted in Iran as it is an American sport.
When Amir Ali is persuaded by Said to accompany him to a "forbidden party" to meet the girl of his childhood dreams again, Amir Ali makes a mistake. This costs him his boxing license.
Although he finds his true love and they have a common child, this doesn’t make life easier for him. He desperately takes every opportunity to support his family. He seems to have come to terms with his life situation.
But when a chance arises to regain his boxing license and to take part in a tournament. He must decide. The winner is given the opportunity to be signed by a German boxing association. Amir’s big chance comes to life.
Determined and full of strength, he faces the challenge. It seems as if the tides are finally turning. But then a stroke of fate throws Amir Ali off track again…
The only question that remains for him is: how will things continue and how far is he willing to go for a change? And above all: can he live with the consequences?