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Shorts Block: Pa'Lante (Onwards, Forwards)

  • Lightspace Studios 130 Thames Street Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

So many filmmakers today distance themselves from from questions of politic; because of necessity, or privilege, or fear. Others imbue every story they have with the urgency and verité of a political forum. Many of the films here follow people looking for dreams: refugees, abandoned children; all of these films courageously refuse to show us the actual dreams, giving us only faces of infant-like discombobulated hope, waiting.

Films Include:

Abu Adnan: Adnan's Father, dir. Sylvia Le Fanu / Narrative / Denmark (in Arabic/Danish)

Pa'lante, dir. Kristian Mercado Figueroa / Music Narrative / Puerto Rico

Gentrification Express: Breaking Down the BQX, dir. Samantha Farinella & Amanda Katz / Doc / USA

For a Better Life, dir. Yasmin Mistry / Animation / USA

Second Assault, dir. Jillian Corsie & Amy Rosner / Doc / USA

Breathe, dir. Aisha Ford / Narrative / USA

Showcase runs approx. 90 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.