Shorts V: International Shorts

Series: POW Film Fest

The Coin { 11 MIN / China } DIR: Li Huang
The owner of the telephone kiosk was once a beauty with many admirers. She is no longer desired, and is forgotten, cast aside by society. She feels no warmth, no love, no hope, until one day, a stranger, a little girl comes to make a phone call.

The Cart { 26 MIN / Russian Federation } DIR: Natasha Novik
A cart is rolling along the endless road with no-one on aboard, with no horse or engine, or even sails...just the wheels turning by themselves. There are different people it rolls by, there are different reactions it leaves behind.

ESCAPE { 21 MIN / Kenya } DIR: Marvi Lacar
A film documenting the rescue and rehabilitation of Maasai girls who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation and early marriage, two practices that go hand-in-hand in Kenya.

The Runner { 17 MIN / Serbia & Montenegro } DIR: Ana Lazarevic
In the lush and weedy Serbian countryside, a first time human trafficker becomes stranded with the Roma boy he is to deliver.

Abuelas { 9 MIN / United Kingdom } DIR: Afarin Eghbal
An old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years.

Schwestern { 13 MIN / United Kingdom } DIR: Chantal Bertalanffy
The story of Nancy, a 15-year-old mixed race girl and her younger half-sister Sophia, who go on a quest of returning an unwanted present Nancy receives at the school's Christmas party.

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Sunday, March 10