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CineYouth Program


 50 minutes


When it feels like the world has failed to provide us with an adequate instruction manual for life, we need to forge our own path to understand our place in the universe.

Note: Films in this program may not be suitable for all ages.


She Who Wasn’t Tamed

Saleh Kashefi | Iran | Age 19

Over the course of a day-long, school-wide poetry recital competition, a rebellious high schooler reaches out to an anxious classmate whose determination to be the best has pushed them to a breaking point.

Life in the Between

Siara-Lauren | Florida | Age 22

A tense first day of school causes young, biracial Sarruh to find herself stuck in identity limbo. She looks to her family for help in understanding how she fits into the world.


Oisín-Tomás Ó Raghallaigh | Ireland | Age 19

Shy, 16-year-old Sarah finds the courage to open up while attending an appointment at a children’s mental health facility.


Mirjam Thorkelsdottir | Norway | Age 20

Faced with crippling loneliness, Ida tries reaching out to old friends to keep herself from slipping away in this sensitively directed look at the value of companionship.

Beautiful Days

Klaudia Pashjari | Greece | Age 19

A lifelong friendship receives a meditative portrait as we accompany two women during their daily activities, from morning drinks to evening shoreline sunsets.

The Quiet

Radheya Jegatheva | Australia | Age 20

In this cosmically impressionistic animation, an astronaut ponders the quietude of space and comes upon a startling self-realization. The truth is written in the stars, but what will he uncover?



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