HS-02. Short Films 2

Facing Mecca

Switzerland, Short Film, 2017, 27 min

On the Academy Award shortlist

Roli comes to Fareed’s aid when the Syrian refugee in Switzerland is faced with the burial of his Muslim wife, who died of cancer. The cemetery's graves are not facing Mecca, and they cannot possibly bury her within 24 hours. Together, they find a beautifully simple answer. Subtitled.

Directed by Jan-Eric Mack

Negative Space

France, Short Animation, 2017, 6 min

Nominated for a 2018 Academy Award

I always watched my father pack. He was amazing.

Directed by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

Watu Wote (All of Us)

Kenya/Germany, Short Film, 2017, 22 min

Nominated for a 2018 Academy Award

A bus is taken over by terrorists near Mandera, Kenya in 2015. With guns pointed at their heads, the Muslims and Christians aboard will help decide their own fates. Based on a true story. Subtitled.

Directed by Katja Benrath

Imagination

USA, Short Film, 2017, 4 min

We’ve all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.

Directed by Dave Mossop

Fluffy

Serbia/Canada , Short Film, 2016, 24 min

A family of three is packing to emigrate to Canada from Belgrade when Fluffy, a gigantic prize teddy bear, turns up at the door. The daughter is delirious with joy, but the parents sense a looming travel nightmare. Subtitled.

Directed by Lee Filipovski

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