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Shorts 4: Together Apart

Shorts 4: Together Apart

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99 min. min

Synopsis:
In Zero (New Zealand), a volatile teenager struggles to separate himself from his imprisoned father. A taxi driver flirts with his passenger only to have the tables dramatically turned in The Cassava Metaphor (Cameroon/France). Three estranged siblings reunite following the death of their mother in Domenica Cameron-Scorsese’s Roots in Water (USA). In Grandmothers (Brazil), 10-year-old Leo receives a Super 8 camera for his birthday and finds out that Monica Lewinski is Jewish, that the numbers on his grandparents’ arms are responsible for him being chubby, and that his old camera is worthless. The experience of life in exile is explored through one man’s surreal nightmares and illusions in Shadows of Silence (France/Sri Lanka). Multiple-award-winning documentary White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug (USA) recalls the Bronx in the early 1980s, the old-school days of hip-hop, and the dangerous underworld at the legendary club Disco Fever.

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