Interviews

Alexandra Pater

Bad Wings

Anna, an orphan abused as a child by the director of the orphanage, is about to get her revenge, when suddenly Liam, her partner in crime, makes everything terribly more complicated.

Giada Ferraglioni & Sergio Colombo

DREAMING EUROPE

Three months after the wreck of Cutro, where at least 94 people died, we traveled to Izmir, Turkey. The province was the starting point of the boat that in February sank off the coast of Calabria, Italy, and is home to one of the biggest communities of refugees in the country. We met Moussa, Abdulkadir and Maamoun, three young Syrian refugees who yearn for a better life, hanging between the impossible dream to return to Syria and the hope to find their future in Europe.

During the electoral campaign for the second round of the 2023 presidential elections, the main Turkish political parties spread propaganda on Syrian refugees to obtain the votes of the nationalist electorate. These stories must be told to better understand one of the most important humanitarian crisis of our time.

 

Wagner Dantas

FIDELIO

Wagner and Ísis have known each other for a short time. In order to know more about each other, they decide to spend Christmas together.

Gregory Bray

ESCAPISM

Honorably discharged veteran Guy Friendly anticipates his friend Todd’s arrival, so they can enjoy a nostalgic Man-Man and the Sorcerers of Destiny cartoon. But as he’s waiting for Todd, his prized Man-Man toy collection seems to move of their own accord–with deadly intentions. Can Guy navigate memories of past horrors and truly become victorious?

Darren Haruo Rae

Nisei

Inspired by stories from my grandfather, Nisei follows the journey of two Japanese-American brothers through World War II, Minoru and John Miyasaki. Stripped of their citizenship and placed in internment camps, they volunteer for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all Japanese-American unit that sacrificed everything, to prove their loyalty to a country that doesn’t want them. Torn between country and family, they must face the enemy overseas along with adversity back home.

John Parr

UNCONQUERED

“A memoir of triumph over adversity and wounds no sword can make”

The true story of two elite soldiers severely injured in the line of duty. “Unconquered” charts their inspiring journey from the depths of despair to break the chains of life changing injuries to rise again.

Brenda Elizabeth Kovrig

You, Forever

You, Forever is a short hybrid film that incorporates documentary and fantasy fiction. Robert Ettinger, ‘the father of cryonics,’ speaks of his life’s work while his ‘patients’ experience an unnatural existence in suspended animation. The film is at once a piece of living (or un-living) history, and a surrealist comedy of the unknown. It explores some of humanity’s fascinating responses to fear, loss and grief while offering a potential for hope. In this way, the tale of an intelligent, eccentric and lonely old man becomes a story relatable to everyone.