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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Ecuador

The Last Ice Merchant The Last Ice Merchant

Baltazar has made a living harvesting glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador for fifty years in this sensitive, beautifully lensed snapshot of one man struggling to adjust to his changing community.

Part of: Shorts 6: Truth Be Told

Spanish/ Quichua with English subtitles, 15 min

Egypt

Café Regular, Cairo Café Regular, Cairo

After two years together, the first big crisis in Alaa and Mai’s relationship is captured in this charming encounter in a Cairo café.

Part of: Shorts 5: Spotlight Middle East

Arabic with subtitles, 12 min

Winter of Discontent Winter of Discontent

Set in the midst of the Tahrir Square demonstrations that, in early 2011, changed Egypt forever, Winter of Discontent explores the uncertainty, anxiety, and euphoria that filled the days and nights leading up to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. As seen through the eyes of activist Amr, journalist Farah, and State Security officer Adel, momentous, world-changing events unfold on the ground in urgent, intimate detail.

Arabic with subtitles, 94 min

Estonia

Body Memory Body Memory

String puppets twist and turn and struggle to break free from the mysterious prison in which they are confined in in this enigmatic animated parable.

Part of: Shorts 2: Blurring the Lines

No Dialogue, 9 min