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Saturday, August 8 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Shorts: A Farewell to Arms

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Breathe | Directed by Youssef Ouarrack | 9 min. | Poland, 2015. World Premiere. 
During the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, a young group of scouts march through the dark claustrophobic sewers. They travel from one district to another delivering letters of hope and retribution. The sounds of the Germans bringing complete destruction and chaos to the city above transmits fear and anxiety.

Ghost Light | Directed by David Charpentier | 18 min. | USA, 2014
In the wake of a campus tragedy, Erin inspires her cast and crew to proceed with a commemorative performance.

Daily Bread | Directed by Betsy Tsai | 9 min. | USA, 2015. New England premiere.
Near the conflict-ridden border at midnight, two Israeli boys find themselves in a scuffle with a Palestinian boy on his shortcut home. The histories, divisions, and desperation of both families surface from the boys' memories, and shape their discordant approaches to the sticky situation at hand.

Pastrami | Directed by Richard Bohringer | 7 min. | Germany, 2014. World premiere. 
Hearing the rocket sirens, an Israeli family stops their car at the site of the road and ducks for cover. The father realizes, that he has to find an explaining for this unusual event to his scared son.

Rita Mahtoubian Is Not a Terrorist | Directed by Julia Lerman, Roja Gashtili  | 8 min. | USA, 2014. 
When Iranian-born Rita Mahtoubian sets out to change her life from ordinary to extraordinary she accidentally captures the attention of a homeland security agent in this satirical comedy about romance, terrorism and trying to be a better person.

Kali (Horse) | Directed by Alban Ukaj | 14 min. | Kosovo, 2014. US premiere. 
October 1st, 1997. Students turn out on the streets of Prishtina to protest for their rights,
against the repressive regime. Among them, three teenage friends also attend the protest,
and soon find themselves in unimaginable situations.

Totems | Directed by Sarah Arnold | 29 min. | France, 2014. World premiere. 
How does history affect us ? After completing her PHD thesis on The Unknown Soldier, Adele returns to her rural hometown to look after her grandfather. Like a modern-day Antigone, her grandfather is a rebellious writer who has secretly kept the remains of a soldier from World War I buried at the bottom of their garden.

Saturday August 8, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

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