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Shorts 5: Drama – Breaking Points


  Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, France, Qatar, Switzerland, Turkey     95 minutes


These powerful shorts reflect on life’s twists and turns, exploring what we do in moments of profound impact. Featuring works by Valeria Hofmann, Kasım Ördek, Anya Chirkova, Meran Ismailsoy, Jorge Cadena, and Morad Mostafa.

A gamer reveals the sexist harassment and threats she receives from online trolls and finds they infiltrate more than just her computer in the tense thriller AliEN0089 (Chile, Argentina). A young couple is brought to a breaking point when their lifestyle of stealing cars goes too far in Together, Alone (Turkey, France). An Iranian immigrant enlists his son’s help to negotiate with his landlord with both disastrous and humorous results in Baba (Canada). In Flores del otro Patio (Colombia, Switzerland), a group of queer activists in the north of Colombia uses fearless performance art and direct action to protest the region’s largest coal mine. In the aftermath of a violent incident, a 17-year-old must do all he can to protect his family before it’s too late in the stunning and impactful I Promise You Paradise (Egypt, France, Qatar).

 Arabic, English, Persian, Spanish, Turkish with subtitles 

Content Considerations
Stalking, violence
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This program will be available to stream from October 16 at 12:00pm CT to October 22 at 11:59pm CDT.


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A woman sitting on the bathroom floor looks at the black goo on her fingers with disgust

In the Flesh [short film]

  Daphne Gardner

  United States     13 minutes


Tracy just wants a moment of pleasure in her bathroom, but a flood of old memories emerge as a relentless distraction. The pipes burst and spew forth vile, murky water. To her horror, she begins oozing mysterious black goo.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 3: After Dark – Twisted Tales & Shadows of Innocence program.



Content Considerations
Body horror, sexual violence
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