SOCIAL ISSUES - SHORTS

Friday April 27, 2018  2pm

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

THE BOX

Director: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
  7 min

The happy life of a Syrian kid alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of struggle. The war changes not only lives, but also the role of his box; first as a carefully built toy house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp with full of dangers and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.

Director: Troy Greenwood

FADED IMAGE

10 min

Cast: Troy Greenwood, Isabel Greenwood, Victoria Jade

Returning to a pivotal moment of his adolescence, a man confronts the negative connotations that have subverted his identity. Through the prism of time, and the wisdom he’s gained in the years hence, he offers hope as to what the future might hold if only we can find the will, determination, and support to persevere through the darkest of times. But is it too late for him?

Director: Besim Ugzmajli

FORGIVE ME

15 min

Cast: Agron Shala, Semira Latifi, Kushtrim Asilani

 

Bujar, a youngster, is manipulated by a kosovar Imam in joining terrorist groups fighting in Syria. He secretly joins the war and then asks his older brother Agron to send Bujar's wife Mimoza to Syria too. Agron horrified by his brother's actions confronts Bujar and asks him to return to Kosovo. Agron tries to prevent Mimoza from going to Syria hoping to convince his brother to return. Bujar threatens Mimoza by marrying a war widow should she not join him in Syria.

Director: Stefany Butler

GLORIANA

 9 min

Cast: Leilani Wyatt

The US Army's first female Ranger platoon leader is unfairly tried for a failed combat mission.

KILLING RUBY

Director: Sam O'Mahony
17 min

Cast: Sean McConaghy, Justin James Lang, Steve Kidd, David Samuel, Jed Hancock Brainerd, Anthony Estrella

Eugene lives in a small town in rural Massachusetts - the kind of place people rarely get out of. When we meet him, he’s in a bit of a rough patch: he still works at the local Dunkin’ Donuts, lives in a cramped studio apartment, and has been dumped by his girlfriend. When he receives heartbreaking news he decides to take matters into his own hands, but he needs a gun... So he goes looking for one. And through his search Eugene finds an honesty he thought long-buried and courage he hopes will stay with him into the future. 

THE KISS

Director: Joffre Faria Silva
  8 min

Cast: Barbara De La Fuente, Denise DeSanctis, David Emanuel, Savannah Burton, Victor Gilbert

When a mother is summoned to her son’s school because of an incident that took place earlier on that day, we see the workings of how society expects people to behave and how it deals with people who do not conform to its norms and rules.

SCHEIN

5 min
Director: Charly Wenzel & Linda Brieda

South African rhino populations are in ever-increasing danger from poaching. Vetpaw is a task force of post 911 veterans working to change that.

UNNATURAL SELECTION

Director: Geneviève Delouche
 15 min

Cast: Pamela Ravassard, Salim Fontaine, Garlan Le Martelot, Aymeric Cormerais

Late for work, Julie, 35, gets harassed in the street by Karim, 25. Finally arrived in the company she works for, Julie discovers that the candidate with whom she must hold a job interview is none other than Karim. Determined to take revenge, she will show him what unnatural selection is...