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Pour 585

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A timid character with a wine glass for a head grows larger than his numbered peers while participating in a prosaic cycle of pouring. "Pour 585" is a hand drawn animated film that visually interprets the individuals role in hierarchy. The conflict occurs when a cycle is interrupted and a new order is established, possibly even more tyrannical than the first.

The Root Of Happiness

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Although the pursuit of happiness has been a topic of discussion since the Declaration of Independence, the suggestion that everyone should feel happy all the time seems to be emerging as a new phenomenon in pop-culture. Movies, books, and music lyrics all send messages that say, “You deserve to be happy.” But, research shows that chasing happiness may actually make you feel worse.
-Ziyad Marar, The Happiness Paradox

I Heart Jenny

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What would you do if you knew you only had a year left to live? I Heart Jenny peers into the world of a resilient Colorado woman who, despite a fatal diagnosis, continues to live presently and vibrantly. Watch as Jenny, a mother of four, fights to spread awareness for a genetic mutation (BRCA) that has impacted and will continue to impact many generations. Her vulnerability in allowing the last year of her life to be documented becomes a way for her to tolerate the fear of her own impermanence.

Beads

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Beads follows Dalia, a young African-American girl who moves to a new town with her family. At her new school, Dalia makes a friend, Annabelle, with whom she shares a love for 'Wonder Lady,' an animated television series about a strong, black and braided superhero. The girls instantly bond but their friendship is tested by the bias of their teacher. The film explores how rules are selectively enforced and how adults teach children to view the world through a racial lens.