SHORTS PROGRAM 2: NOT ALL SUPERHEROES WEAR CAPES
I AM SUPERMAN / EU SOU O SUPER-HOMEN
Short Fiction | Brazil | 20 Min.
Directed by: Rodrigo Batista
Lucas, 7, black, goes to a birthday party as Superman. Eric, 7, white, the birthday kid, had the same idea. Now they will do anything to prove who is the real Man of Steel.
THE LAND WE LIVE IN / LA TIERRA QUE HABITAMOS
Short Fiction | Mexico | 4 Min.
Directed by: Marco Aurelio Celis, Diego Quintero
To find happiness and achieve the American dream. Ustin (Haiti) and Douglas (Honduras) recite a poem in which they express their feelings and frustrations after having made a long journey to reach the city of Tijuana.
Short Fiction | USA | 10 Min.
Directed by: Kase Pena
A Transgender youth, resentful of having to spend court-ordered time with her unaccepting dad, finds an unlikely ally in his fiancé.
AMOR DE MADRE
Short Fiction | USA | 6 Min.
Directed by: Wasly Castillo
An invitation to hangout after a basketball game forces Anthony, a young man trying to spread his wings, to finally confront his protective and overbearing mother.
Short Fiction | USA | 8 Min.
Directed by: Eddie Mujica
Set in the near-future, a Latino comes home one day to discover he's been replaced by a "whiter" version of himself.
Short Fiction | USA | 9 Min.
Directed by: Victor A. Greene
A Latino boy sets out on a search to find his immigrant mother after she purposely abandons him at a playground.
Short Fiction | USA |6 Min.
Directed by: Rafael Souza
A young Hispanic teen must confront his family and overcome his own immaturity when his girlfriend tells him shes pregnant.
LOST AT SHORE
Short Fiction | USA |4 Min.
Directed by: Erick Tran
During a trip to the beach, a young boy realizes that his desire to ride a skimboard is easier said than done as he encounters an unlikely adversary - a seagull who feels the need to mock him.
Short Fiction | USA |8 Min.
Directed by: J. Anthony Roman
In this meditation on recidivism Sebastion, recently released from prison, must find a way to provide for his family in a world where he is systematically mistrusted.
Short Fiction | USA | 9 Min.
Directed by: Wendy Mateo, Lorean Diaz, Kenzie Elizabeth
To her adult daughters Amada and Altagracia, Mami is dead but not forgotten. In an attempt to honor Mamis birthday, the two women build a pimped out altar any Santera would be proud of and, in the process, unwittingly open a door to the spirit world that forces the sisters to reconnect with Mami and all of her constructive criticism.
THE RAFTER / EL BALSERO
Short Fiction | USA | 20 Min.
Directed by: Jose Navas
Nearly five years have passed since the Castro administration took office in Cuba, and the country is in a state of darkness and oppression. Freedom has been stripped from its people and daily life has been punctured by harassment and executions at the hands of Castro's National Police. After his childhood friend is violently killed in an altercation with a Castro sympathizer, 21 year old Reinaldo realizes he must find a way out and regain his freedom at any cost.
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