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Shorts Program 2: Family
SCA Little Red Hen
Sebastopol, CA
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Shorts Program 2: Family
Finding Home
USA, 2013, 13 minutes
Director: Samantha Andre, Margot Czeropski, Mike Agnew

The Abdi family, refugees from Somalia, arrived in the United States only a few months ago.  They miss their homeland and their culture.  After nearly a decade in a refugee camp, they have a deep fear that they will not fit in in America.  Follow the parents and five children as they struggle to find a new home in the USA, and discover that people, even when they are from disparate places, share quite a bit in common.

A Flicker in Eternity
USA, 2012, 26 minutes
Director: Ann Kaneko, Sharon Yamato

Stanley Hayami was a Japanese-American teenager when Pearl Harbor was bombed. A talented writer and artist, his diary documents the indignity of incarceration and the tragedy of war. With observations both witty and poignant, endearing cartoons, and searingly lovely artwork, he chronicled his life behind barbed wire and as a soldier. A Flicker in Eternity was awarded Best Documentary Short at the Asians on Film Festival.

Heirloom
USA, 2013, 26 minutes
Director: Malia Bruker

Dave and Sherry came of age in the 60sthey protested war, fought for the environment and raised their family in a "back to the land" community. In this poignant documentary, their daughter Malia contemplates the baby-boomers' legacy of social change and her own generation's apathy. As Dave and Sherry retire and relocate, Malianewly unemployedjoins them on a 4-month trek across the US. Heirloom follows this unconventional family as they survey the changing landscape of their country, confronting one another's notions of idealism, social responsibility and hope.

Maria of Many
USA, 2013, 4 minutes
Director: Alexandra Liveris

After being mistreated as a part-time hire, Mexican immigrant María finds her voice, a community, and dignity within the San Francisco Women's Collectivean all-women worker-run group that provides cleaning jobs in exchange for activism on behalf of the rights of domestic laborers. María is proud of her work, yet her deepest motivation for putting in long hours is to provide a better life for her children.

My Revolutionary Mother
USA, 2013, 31 minutes
Director: Jethro Patalinghug

Filmmaker Jethro Patalinghug is reunited with his mother Virginia after 18 years of separation. Virginia fled the Philippines due to the dangers brought by her political activism. Jethro examines Virginia's personal and political past to find out what led her to prioritize her activism over her family. In his need for self-identity he confronts his mother about his feelings of abandonment.

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SCA Little Red Hen (View)
282 S High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
United States


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Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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