Shorts Program: Light in Dark Places
2018 Social Justice Film Festival

Fri, Oct 12 at 7pm

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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)

#WeMatter

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)


Ethnic Cultural Center Theater

3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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