FILM BLOCK 1
the power of perseverance
Invisible History: Middle Florida's Hidden Roots
USA | 55 min
A film shedding light on the little-known history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida. The film seeks to advance a sense of place and identity for hundreds of thousands of African Americans by exploring the invisible history of slavery in Leon County.
Director: Valerie Scoon
USA | 20 Min
After he's been cast (again!) as a background tree in his annual middle school play, an ambitious and imaginative Israeli immigrant boy leads a revolution on stage that his intolerant drama teacher will never forget. Director: Omer Ben Shachar
South Africa | 4 min
Dotty lives alone in her house, finding comfort in her daily knitting routine. When she knits she enters a world where her memories come to life.
Directors: Sara Laubscher, Saira George
FILM BLOCK 2
Miracle in The Valley
USA | 1 hour 36 min
Boonville, California – 1906 Thirteen year-old Melinda, born out of wedlock and scorned by many, desperately wants to know what happened to her real father, but no one in town will tell her.
Director: Don Schroeder
Set in the 1980s, MY MUSIC is the story of Ruth, a 16-year-old teenage girl who is sent to take care of her aging Aunt Inez; an elderly woman suffering with dementia and
Between The Pages
USA | 2 min
Shawn Houston, an adventurous young boy is forced to move to LA and stay at his grandparent’s house for the summer, with no friends and no Wifi. He begins to explore the house and discovers his grandfather's magical book...
Director: Nicole L. Thompson
FILM BLOCK 3
China/Taiwan/USA | 4 min
“RenaiDance” is a 3D narrative emotional animation. The theme invigorates cultural inheritance and the integration of dreams, courage, and culture as transformation.
Directors: Zhike Yang, Wenjie Wu, Han Chen Chang
How They Got Over
USA | 1 hour 27 min
How African Americans created the upbeat musical form that started out as gospel quartet music and became rock and roll.
Director: Robert Clem
Viet Nam | 2 min
When the only thing a woman has to defend herself is HER SELF.
Directors: Hieu Ho , Khanh Bang
FILM BLOCK 4
The Power of the human spirit
USA | 28 min
A Poetic Journey of the Black Male's Experience
Director: Princess Garrett
FILM BLOCK 5
Two Beats, One Soul
A documentary celebrating the heartbeats of Cuban & American culture
USA | 5 min
In the Fynbos. Mbali, a Nature Sprite looks at all the plants with concern. She tries to revive a wilted flower. Defeated, Mbali sees fiery embers float past. She follows and finds a Fire Sprite scorching plants- and confronts him.
Directors: Celeste Jamneck, Caitlin Hoseck