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Festival Opening Night (Cinema 1) Longing and Belonging: Plural+ Prizewinners
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Festival Opening Night (Cinema 1) Longing and Belonging: Plural+ Prizewinners
Childrens Film Festival Seattle is proud to be one of more than 50 partners of (hyperlink

http://pluralplus.unaoc.org/) {PLURAL+]  a youth-produced video festival that encourages young people to make

films about migration, diversity and social inclusion, and to share their creative vision with the world. The films here,

all made by filmmakers 25 years and younger, are the most recent prizewinners at PLURAL+ 2016 festival.

In these searing and heartfelt shorts, youll meet Middle-Eastern refugees who express the trauma of leaving home,

young women from Ghana who describe their daily reality, and African-American and Indigenous young people who

rise up to assert their rights. These films will shake you, awaken you, enlighten you and also give you hope that

young people are fighting, all over the world, for dignity and a better tomorrow.

Curated by CFFS PLURAL+ youth jury member, Isaac Hughes, age 17.

Diversity PLURAL+ 2016 Global Block Award

(Dickson Oyugi (Pause N Play), Kenya, live action, 2016, 3:50 min) English.

Kenyan youth assert their rights to a meaningful and productive life.

Displacement PLURAL+ 2016 Childrens Film Festival Seattle Award and PLURAL+ 2016 IOM

Migration Research & Training Centre Award

(Shatha Alghabri, Malaysia, live action, 2016, 4:26 min) Arabic with English subtitles.

Yemeni children share their experiences of being a refugee as they recount what they have seen and what they


Belonging PLURAL+ Honorary Award

(Pierre Chin Ho Leong, France, live action, 2016, 4:31 min) English.

A Syrian Armenian discusses the lessons his father taught him, and the how those lessons helped him transition to

life in France.


(Severin Stalter, Germany, live action, 2016, 3:04) German with English subtitles.

An exchange students learns the importance of breaking down cultural barriers.

Im Human PLURAL+ UNTV Award

(Razan Haikal, Jordan, animation, 2016, 5:37) Arabic with English subtitles.

A man is trapped in prison.

The Cops Dont Know PLURAL+ 2016 FERA-LUCERO Award

(Sam Chegini, Iran/UK, animation, 2016, 6:27) English.

A music video that asserts that Black Lives Matter.

My Invisible Mother PLURAL+ 2016 Paley Center Education Award

(Pascal Huynh, Canada, live action and animation, 2016, 3:23 min) English.

A story of the life of an adoptee, and his thoughts about his biological mother.

North to South PLURAL+ 2016 SIGNIS Award

(Coniah Pougam Mouiche, Ghana, live action, 2016, 5:05 min) English.

In Ghana, war and poverty forces many young women to become head porters, an occupation with many dangers.

The Price of Nuestros Sueños Center Education Award, PLURAL+ International Jury Award PLURAL+ 2016


(Perla Liberato, USA, live action, 2016, 4:35 min) English.

Life in New York has not been easy for immigrant Perla Lopez and her mother. However, their dreams are still alive.

Through Their Eyes: A Day in the Shoes of an Integrating Refugee PLURAL+ 2016 Global Block Award

(Catherine Serianni, USA, live action, 2016, 3:08 min) English.

Life through the eyes of a refugee in the United States shows the struggle of integrating into a new society.

Global Citizens PLURAL+ 2016 AFS Intercultural Award

(Alejandro Gonzalez Permingeat, Indonesia, live action, 2016, 4:40 min) Spanish with English subtitles.

The experience of an Argentinian student traveling to Indonesia to study has changed his perspectives on cultures,

and the barriers between them.

A Letter To My Unborn Daughter PLURAL+ Reel Grrls Male Feminist Award

(DaeQuan Collier, USA, live action, 2016, 5 min) English.

A powerful message about racism and sexism, both in the past and future.

I Want To Be Me PLURAL+ 2016 FilmAid Award

(Ather, Yemen, live action, 2016, 3:52 min) Arabic with English subtitles.

Lebanese Refugees spanning generations explain the struggles of the refugee community, and the longing to return

to Palestine.

I am Aliya Silk Road Award, PLURAL+ International Jury Award PLURAL+ 2016 Insight Award PLURAL+ 2016

(Matic Carl, Martin Deisinger, and Mojca Spik, Slovenia, live action, 2016, 3:01 min) English.

For Aliya, a Syrian refugee, life has gone still as she reflects on her experiences and her hopes.

American Seoul PLURAL+ Reel Grrls Best Animation Award

(Jeeyoon Lee, USA, live action, 2016, 3:04 min) English.

Migration to the United States is tough for this Korean Family, yet a silver lining exists in a tasty idea.

We Will Rise (Nous nous soulèverons) PLURAL+ Tribeca Film Institute 2016 Creative Direction Award

(Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Canada, live action, 2016, 4:13 min) French and Innu, with English subtitles.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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