Directed by Davina Pardo
Documentary Short, 2017 [United States, United Kingdom] English, 15 minutes
A remarkable digital project created by the USC Shoah Foundation enables Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss to share her story in 3D and interact with an audience for generations to come.
Directed by Omar Al Dakheel
Documentary Short, 2017 [US] English,19 minutes
Despite controversy and threats, Muslim singer/songwriter turned spiritual leader Ani Zonneveld takes a stand for justice and a more progressive practice of Islam.
Directed by Lorena Alvarado
Documentary Short, 2017 [Italy] Italian, 9 minutes
Beatrice Vio was 12 when she had her four limbs amputated due to complications from meningitis. Yet nothing can stop her from pursuing the sport she loves and becoming a world fencing champion at the age of 19.
Directed by Jillian Banner
Documentary Short, 2017 [United States] English, 10 minutes
The moving story of a retired bull rider, the younger rider she mentors, and the barriers they both face as women in the world of rodeo.
Directed by Anya Adams. Written by Keith Edie
Narrative Short, 2017 [United States] English, 9 minutes
Lemonade Mafia tells the story of a young girl pursuing her dream—to own her own business. But what happens when a rival enters the picture?
Directed and Written by Alireza Ghasemi
Narrative Short, 2017 [Iran] Persian, 16 minutes
A 16-year-old girl, who has come to the hospital morgue to identify her mother’s body is turned away by hospital attendants because she’s too young.
Directed by Angela Jude
Narrative Short, 2017 [US] English, 9 minutes
Stricken by grief and crippling dementia, an aging World War II veteran, dishonorably discharged for loving a woman, seeks out her beloved for one last dance.
Waiting for Hassana
Directed and written by Ifunanya Maduka
Documentary Short, 2017 [Nigeria] Hausa, 11 minutes
In 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 teenage girls in Nigeria. Waiting for Hassana is the harrowing account of one girl’s escape from captivity and a lament for her closest friend, Hassana, who remains missing.
Q&A session to follow screening