A man is on a journey to reclaim his Caribbean indigenous identity as a Taino. History books say that the Taino People have been extinct for the past 525 years since their first encounter with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World. He is faced with many obstacles both from within and from institutions that continue to keep the Taino People in the past. The Taino are reclaiming their identity and just as history wrote them out of history they are rewriting themselves back into history.
A 16-year-old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital “due to her young age“ won't let her into the morgue and ask her to bring her guardian instead. However, the girl insists that most of her family is in jail for criminal activities. Finally, after her insistence, they agree to let her into the morgue...
At the exact same time, a boy was born in the south of Japan and a girl was born in the north of Japan by coincidence. An accident brought them together on their birthday. Through their connection, there was an undeniable love but suddenly, it was time for them to say goodbye. A story about a boy and girl who started and ended their lives at the same time.
Michi is only 3 years old. Her mother is irritated at her husband who doesn’t help in caring for their child. She takes Michi’s hand and goes to the train station. Today is the first day at work.
Surrounded by a crowd of commuters, Michi is scared and can’t walk. She finds herself meeting generous people, even in an uncomfortably crowded train.
If you are a young person experiencing mental ill health and homelessness, life is far from a walk in the park. This film explores the connections between mental health and homelessness, challenging common misrepresentations in the media. Using the medium of the spoken word, the film questions whether we can ever view issues such as these in an objective way.
"Meer bei Nacht" (Sea at Night) tells the story about a man, whose disease took away his self-determination, reputation and social support. His tendency to get lost in memories of his past, leads him to a momentous decision.
The story of the film follows the lives of several survivors of traumatic events ranging from military experiences, sexual abuse, chronic illness, and domestic/child abuse. The film will set a dramatic and driving tone early in the film as the sights are set on PTSD. Using experts in the fields of neuroscience, therapy, medicine, and psychology we begin to understand the definitions of PTSD and it’s symptoms on the people it effects. We will convey it’s roots in military combat experiences, but also demonstrate how trauma extends to victims in many ways.
After her colleague mysteriously disappears, a young reporter takes up his latest case in hopes it will lead her to him.
Lifetimes bloom and interweave as spring marches to winter and dawn progresses to night. An animated film by Steve Dorchester, Green Bay, WI