Saturday, August 8 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Shorts Package: There's No Place Like Home

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A look inside the homes that we live.

Even the Walls
| Directed by Saman Maydani, Sarah Kuck | 27 min. | USA, 2014. East Coast premiere. 
For more than 70 years, Yesler Terrace has been home to thousands of Seattle's low-income residents and international refugees. Conceived as the nation's first racially-integrated, public-housing development, Yesler now stands on the edge of a new social experiment: mixed-income, mixed-use housing. In 2014, the Seattle Housing Authority began selling off pieces of the 30-acre property to being the transition.

Behind the Wall | Directed by Bat-Sheva Guez | 17 min. | USA, 2015. World premiere. 
Katrin moves heavily, encumbered by a large, plastic cast. Her sadness slows her, far more than her injury does. She has fled her old life and has moved to a dilapidated apartment in a quiet street in Brooklyn. At night, Katrin lies awake in the eerie half-light, listening to the strange sounds of the building. The floorboards creak. The radiator groans. The pipes start to clatter and bang with a relentless, percussive steam hammer. And then, behind that sound, there is another: a faint sound - of music.

Superjednostka | Directed by Teresa Czepiec | 20 min. | Poland, 2014. US premiere. 
Superjednostka (Polish for Superunit) is a huge block of flats designed as a 'housing machine'. Up to three thousand people can live on 15 floors of the building. The lifts only stop every three floors so the residents must go through a maze of corridors and stairs in order to get to their flats. The main characters of the documentary are people living in Superjednostka and going through important moments of their lives there. This is where their emotions throb, their expectations engender, and their desires come true... or not.
762 flat doors and 762 stories. We are opening only a few of them.

Hagereseb | Directed by Zia Mohajerjasbi | 38 min. | USA, 2015. East Coast premiere. 
It's 1997 in Seattle's Yesler Terrace, and 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find fresh batteries for his Casio keyboard for one last music lesson with his older brother Sam before seeing him sent back to their native Eritrea, indefinitely.

Saturday August 8, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

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