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CineYouth Festival: Neighboring Worlds (International)

With a mixture of live action and animated films from Africa, Asia, and Europe, this program presents a global journey through personal, political, and spiritual landscapes. (59 minutes)

Note: Films contain themes and language that may not be suitable for all ages.

Film Still: Palacio de San Rodrigo

Palacio de San Rodrigo

Len Frago and Mika Quizon | Philippines | Age 19
In this satire of Duterte’s “war on drugs,” a disenfranchised family encounters sickness and accusations of thievery while the upper class inhabiting the luxurious Palacio de San Rodrigo prosper.

Film Still: SAGRADO


Bruno Raciti | Italy | Age 20
A young man’s journey toward deliverance and consecration, Sagrado is an impressionistic look at his physical relationship to his hometown landscape and sacred places.

Film Still: Everyflower


Cai Yuanqing | China/France | Age 22
Haunted by memories of her former life, a young, mentally ill runaway returns to her childhood home. She discovers that while her family has moved away, the pain remains.

Film Still: Guitar Player

Guitar Player

Lydia Harland | United Kingdom | Age 9
A young lad takes to the streets with his acoustic guitar, but his punk sensibility seems to be a nuisance to passersby. Perhaps someone with a unique perspective could see his charm!

Film Still: Cricket


Jean De Dieu Ngirabaganwa | Rwanda | Age 18
The inspiring story of a young girl who, following the unexpected passing of her mother, finds a sense of peace in a women’s cricket team. Directed by youth in Rwanda under the guidance of Films Without Borders.

Film Still: Sudden Growth

Sudden Growth

Sine Juhl | Denmark | Age 22
Bodies start changing, limbs grow rapidly, and hairs turn up in the most unexpected places. This stop-motion animated short tells a humorous and honest story of puberty.

Film Still: Look Into My Eyes

Look Into My Eyes

Students from Rey Pastor High School | Spain | Ages 16-17
Glued to her phone and isolated from her parents, Candela finds comfort wandering the city with a friend who shows her how to reconnect with those she loves.

Event Information

Sunday, April 28, 2019


Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

All CineYouth screenings free and open to the public. RSVP for advanced tickets.

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