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    Save the Date, 22–28 Sep 2022

Salgá (Salted)

It seemed like it would be just another average day, but that quickly changed. Nobody knows who did it, but Jacqueline, a local journalist, is determined to figure it out. Together with her cameraman, they set off to find out who’s behind the scream that was so loud it sounded like it circled the earth at least three times. Jacqueline interviews several witnesses, and they each tell a different story. At the end of the day, gossip is just like salt; it’s in everything!

Meu Nome É Saudade (My Name Is Nostalgia)

The coronavirus pandemic surprises the world. Film students are isolated on a farm in the interior of Cuba because of the virus. ‘My Name Is Nostalgia’ invites us into the experience of quarantine, from the farewells and sadness of an interrupted dream.

Fragments of Carnival

Set on a university campus in The Netherlands, a group of students participate in a mask-making workshop In which they are introduced to Carnival in Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago. The masks featured embody their interpretation of Carnival as a form of resistance against systems of oppression.

Flotando en el Río del Tiempo (Floating in the River of Time)

‘Floating in the river of time’ (‘Flotando en el río del tiempo’) is a meditative observation of the poetry present in the world of Pedrito – an elderly man of the mountains and relic of a time that no longer exists – while he comes to an understanding of his physical mortality and becomes aware of his spiritual immortality.

Sorrow’s Kitchen

Sorrow’s Kitchen begins with a sleep deprived creative (Sid), who slips in and out of the same dream over and over again, until he’s unable to differentiate between what is “reality” and what is the “dream”. The concept of the dream being and the blurring of reality portray what it means to the child of the diaspora to have a connection with his ancestors, who speak to him, watch over him and guide him. As real as if they were flesh and blood. The conflict Sid feels about the uncertainty of his dreams mirrors the block, the cultural disconnect, many children of the diaspora experience.

Eyes and Horns

‘Eyes and Horns’ is an exploration of masculinity which begins with the Minotaur, a mythical creature Picasso used to portray himself in his etching print series. The Minotaur goes through a violent struggle between being male and female. Finally, the lines blur and the boundaries of sexes disappear.

Espectro (Spectre)

Fábio, a 12 year old boy, discovers a wishing well in a forest near his house. There he has a series of mysterious encounters with his long dead father.

Crazy Dreams

‘Crazy Dreams’ is a moving musical about a young girl’s journey to overcome grief and sorrow in pursuit of her dreams of becoming a Broadway performer. When Liana is presented with the life-changing opportunity to audition for an Off-Broadway play, she must overcome the self-doubt, grief and guilt she has struggled with since the Covid-death of her beloved mother, so that she can earn her spot on stage.

25 Frames

‘25 Frames’ is the story of a young Haitian girl, Eli, who recently immigrated to the United States and is struggling to integrate into her new community. One day, she meets a fellow broken-hearted-girl, Fatimah, and they explore their neighbourhood and sharpen their photographic voices together.

Los Niños de Esta Casa (The Kids from This House)

After a long time apart, friends Enrique, Pedro, Camila and Alfredo gather for a night of catching up. Each is at a turning point in their lives and there is mistrust among the group. The pressures of confronting adulthood, the fear of loneliness, resentment and gossip end up turning a fun night into a night of drama and conflict.

Salgá (Salted)

Meu Nome É Saudade (My Name Is Nostalgia)

Fragments of Carnival

Flotando en el Río del Tiempo (Floating in the River of Time)

Eyes and Horns

Espectro (Spectre)

Crazy Dreams

25 Frames

Los Niños de Esta Casa (The Kids from This House)

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