Beyond All Boundaries USA, India, 2013, 98 minutes Director: Sushrut Jain
As India, host of the 2011 World Cup of Cricket, begins its campaign to win the Cup after a 28-year drought, three ordinary citizens - a penniless superfan who cycles across India to cheer the team, a 12-year old cricket prodigy, and a girl cricketer from Mumbai's slums seek their salvation/escape from a difficult life through their passion for the game. Filmed during India's 2011 fight for the Cricket World Cup, these intimate and riveting stories are also the stories of a nation.
What I Hate About Myself China, 2012, 28 minutes Director: Ben Mullinkosson, Bobby Moser
In one of the fastest growing cities in the world, the people of Chengdu are restructuring their faces as fast as buildings are being constructed. The Sichuan MyLike Cosmetic Hospital has paired with a local TV station to create the MyLike Beautiful Asia Project. Winners of this competition receive free cosmetic surgery. Eighteen year-old Christine enters the competition, aiming to become more "western." This personal, yet globally relevant film takes a cinéma vérité look into the heart of China asking: what does it mean to want to look "western?"
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