A PLACE TO BREATHE
Michelle Grace Steinberg
Film explores the universality of trauma and resilience through the eyes of immigrant and refugee health care providers and patients. The intertwined, vérité-driven stories of individuals from Congo, Cambodia, Mexico, Guatemala, and Uruguay humanize their struggles, illustrating the courage necessary to transcend the most challenging obstacles and reminding us of the inherent strength of the human spirit.
When suddenly threatened with deportation, an undocumented attorney and young campaign staffer decide to take a stand. American Dreamers follows their journey to the Supreme Court and the voting booth as they fight fearlessly fight to stay in the only country they’ve ever called home.
Garrett Zevgetis, Ariana Garfinkel
A white policeman in South Carolina rips a black teenager from her school desk in the middle of math class and outrage erupts as millions watch cell-phone footage of the incident. With law enforcement surging in schools across the country, the “Spring Valley incident” becomes an inflection point for communities wrestling with the true meaning of school safety.
UNTITLED DWARFISM PROJECT
Julie F. Wyman
When a new pharmaceutical treatment promises a “cure” for dwarfism, controversy flares within the Little People community about dwarf pride, identity, and culture.
LAST DAYS OF PARADISE HIGH
Co-directed by Emily Thomas & Derek Knowles
After the most destructive fire in U.S. history destroys a small California town, the end of high school takes on a new meaning for the graduating seniors and a beloved teacher of Paradise High School.
Ausee and his best friend Skeeter earn a living dancing on the BART train. An encounter with a hot -headed commuter named Suzy threatens their lively hood. Chaos ensues.