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MAKE-UP FOR THE BLIND
Colombia / Short fiction / 22
Alicia, a charming girl of a bourgeois family, is the daughter of Isabel, a woman enslaved by her social world. In a huge house, among feminine efforts to shine in spite of pain and routine, Marina, the house keeper, becomes Alicia's only support in mitigating solitude and living a childhood that has been snatched from her. At the end of the 50's, in a society in which appearances matter more than affection, loneliness will be able to surpass social condition and beauty.
US / Short fiction / 6
While wandering through the countryside, a woman encounters a mime who performs her feelings and allows her to cope with her sense of unease. They warm to each other before she returns to a seemingly normal family day.
FAR FROM HOME
US / Short fiction / 13
A middle eastern man comes to the United States to look for his father’s grave, but finds out that the gravestones feature numbers instead of names. He meets an old man and understands that his father's identity is lost to history in a place that seems to be home for nobody.
SALT OF THE WEST
US / Short fiction / 14:52
In a dystopian world where Arabs are segregated and their language is forbidden, an Arab girl attempts to preserve her identity by learning Arabic and holding on to a banned book that puts her family at risk.
THIS CORNER OF OUR OWN
Colombia / Short documentary in post-production
Carlos works as a nightclub photographer at La Troja, a 50-year-old Salsa club in Barranquilla, Colombia, that draws people from all ages and economic backgrounds. Carlos photographs people with a digital camera, prints the pictures with a portable printer and sells them, preserving a local trade that the digital era has endangered while also earning a living. This film explores this house of Salsa traditions in Barranquilla in the footsteps of a photographer whose trade is nearing extinction.
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