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NewFest Film Fest: SHORTS: FINDING REFUGE

October 24, 2021, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Countless LGBTQ+ individuals and communities around the world are unable to travel freely or are forced to leave their homes. SHORTS: FINDING REFUGE illuminates queer stories of seeking refuge – in found family, friendship and entirely new countries. These uplifting short films explore what it means to forge a new life while dreaming of the people and places left behind.

FROZEN OUT
Dir. Hao Zhou, USA, 5 mins
An émigré retreats to frozen prairies and swamps, hoping to find a meaningful story and escape the anxieties of dislocation.

ON MY WAY
Dir. Sonam Larcin, Belgium, 22 mins
The unexpected arrival of a Nigerian migrant in the Belgian countryside shakes up the fragile daily life of two men living a secret relationship.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

EXPATRIATE DREAMER
Dir. Yihao Zheng, USA, 11 mins
Alexander Kargaltsev, a Russian-born asylum seeker in the United States, draws on his memories and recreates his home on an unidentified beach.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

F1-100
Dir. Emory Chao Johnson, USA, 14 mins
Video, illustration, and animation are combined in this portrait of an international art student studying abroad in the United States.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

SHIFT
Dir. Daniela Martinez, USA, 6 mins
After coming out and getting kicked out by her mother and stepfather, Amaia hesitantly seeks refuge with her grandmother.

PRAYERS FOR SWEET WATERS
Dir. Elijah Ndoumbe, South Africa, 16 mins
The stories of a Burundian refugee, an elder dedicated to her community, and a member of Gen Z provide vivid dreamscapes and realities of three trans sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa.

Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film.

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Date:
October 24, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm-2:00 pm
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