Shorts Program: Light in Dark Places
2018 Social Justice Film Festival
Fri, Oct 12 at 7pm
In challenging times, how do we persevere and rekindle hope? Five short films tackle these questions, and more.
Nevertheless, She Persisted
In this visual poem, a powerful girl shows what she can do when she does not let the world hold her back.
(Ella Warner, USA, 3 min)
Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World
In a series of intensely intimate, first-person narratives filmed around the world, "Side by Side" explores the South Korean adoptee experience through stories of abandonment, relinquishment, and reunification.
(Glenn Morey and Julie Morey, USA, 39 min)
A television blares the latest stories of police violence against people of color. What is the impact of this growing epidemic?
(Sherrie Quannea, USA, 4 min)
Mexico: Looking for Lost Migrants
Previously undocumented immigrant Ruben Figueroa has a new life goal: to find the missing migrants who have disappeared while fleeing Central America for the USA.
(Leo Mattei and Alex Gohari, France/Mexico, 25 min)
Take Good Care of My Baby
Captivating and poignant, this narrative explores life in poverty—its struggles, triumphs, and friendships—through the story of Eva, an unemployed and in-debt mother of three.
(Nicolas Daenens, Belgium, 33 min)