Wednesday / August 19th
6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS SPECIAL EVENT
Gavin Hipkins A MORE HUMAN WORLD (2019, 10 minutes, digital)
The atomic age’s humanistic optimism is revisited in this hybrid film through the artist’s father’s slide documentation from Brussels’ Expo 58.
Khawla Al Hammouri & Louis Karim Sayad DeCaprio A SYRIAN WOMAN
(2020, 12 minutes digital)
After nearly a decade of conflict, Syrian refugee women are some of the most vulnerable amid the crisis. Thousands have lost their families and husbands, and now must provide for their children, alone in an unfamiliar country. In this short film, six Syrian women living in Jordan recount their personal stories of survival – from displacement, child-marriage, and trauma, to their resilience and hope to rebuild a better future for their children.
Peter Welch CELEBRATION DAY (2020, 13 minutes, digital)
Celebration Day (or looking for something to do), is an existentialist journey through the borough of Manhattan, where the filmmaker visits various high profile events and landmarks in an attempt to find substance and fulfillment in the world’s most celebrated city.
7:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Sony None THE KNOT (2020, 9 minutes, digital)
Adam DeCarlo LOST & FOUND (2019, 12 minutes, digital)
8:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION
Anastasia Erastova PRAYER BEFORE BIRTH (2019, 75 minutes, digital)
Through the journey of a young woman, the story takes us across wonders and catastrophes of the world. In search of her place within it, she seeks to regain true freedom.