5pm: To See And Be Seen

Program 6: To See And Be Seen
Saturday, February 26, 2022
5:00 p.m. Varsity Center

Narrative stories about love, connection, alienation, and being recognized for who you are.

I Hope This Helps (d. Finley King)
Narrative – 11 minutes

A young man confronts his brother over their mentally ill father.

Dirt (d. Abigail Weinick)
Narrative – 9 minutes

After accidentally lighting her mother’s hair on fire, 12-year-old Penny discovers her parents are getting divorced. While Penny longs to grow up already, she learns that even adults don’t always know what they are doing.

Illegitimate Voice (d. Taylor Bazile)
Animation – 5 minutes

Stefie Gan moved to the United States from Malaysia as a child. In this animated documentary, she recounts her experiences with culture shock, racism, and ultimately activism. Directed and animated by 16 students in the Documentary Animation Production class at USC.

On The Boat (d. Baizak Mamataliev)
Narr – 14 minutes

A Muslim who earns his living moving people from one bank to another by boat, is forced to move a pregnant Christian woman to another bank. But, because of the strong birth pangs of a pregnant woman, a Muslim will help a Christian woman to give birth.

Like You (Como Tu Corto) (d. Marco Gosalvez)
Narrative – 8 minutes

A child with Down syndrome wants to go to a casting for actors, but he doesn’t dare because of his condition. His mother encourages him to come forward, with unexpected results.

A Tale Of Two Brothers And A Horse (d. Rotem Kaplinsky)
Narrative – 15 minutes

Bilal is a child in an adult’s world who understands that his big brother’s toy horse can earn them money. Jihad is an adult caught in a child’s world and loves his toy horse dearly. A business offer forces them to choose the world they will live in.

Salem (d. Sophie Beaulieu)
Narrative – 15 minutes

A family weekend in the family house. The men of the family are self-satisfied and the women are efficient. There’s no reason for changing the order of things. Yet, one of the uncles of the family has a new wife who might stir up trouble.

A Unicorn In Tel Aviv (d. Zohar Ballas)
Narrative – 20 minutes

A witty Tel Aviv comedy. Alonna, 28, tries to find herself in the big city despite her insistence to live offline. On the brink of giving up, the city unfolds its love and affection.

All That Glitters (d. Dan Bronzite)
Narrative – 23 minutes

A desperate teenager snatches a rich woman’s handbag but in a bizarre twist of fate discovers her life is not as rosy as it seems and that they have more in common than he realizes.