Saturday, August 8 • 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Shorts Package: Places That Make Us

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Hustler of Providence 
| Directed by Jonathan Paul | 19 min. USA, 2015. 
Early summer. Moving house. Between games in the garden and packing boxes, 11-year-old In a life filled with mental, physical, and verbal abuse, Rich turned to drugs to numb his pain. Soon he found himself on the street offering his body in exchange for his next fix. One chance encounter changed all that for Rich and he found an escape. When he eventually returned to the street, he did so as a voice of hope for others who were still enslaved to their addictions.

Haven | Directed by Michael Morrone | 18 min. USA, 2015. 
The issue of homelessness is overlooked far too often. Society rarely realizes that the people on the street have a story and a past, and more importantly, they have a future. Our project aims to uncover the struggle the homeless endure, and what it is like to go from living on the streets to working and having a place to call home. We want to shed light on the issue of identity in the homeless community, and by profiling people as they overcome the obstacles that surface when rising above homelessness.

Meredith's Medicine | Directed by Andrew Burgess | 4 min. USA, 2014.
Meredith has always harbored a deep connection with her favorite ski resort, but after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, her relationship with the mountain entered a whole new level.

Hostility & Hospitality | Directed by Bronte Stahl | 24 min. Italy, 2015. World premiere. Student film. 
Many residents of Acri, a hill town in Calabria, have sought refuge, opportunity, or just a new perspective in the seaside town of Westerly, RI. Now an influx of desperate African migrants has given Acri a way to pay forward its debts to the world of immigration..

Armenian American | Directed by Brian Roth | 10 min. USA, 2015. World premiere. Student film.  
Ron Chopoorian, a first generation Armenian-American, explores what being Armenian means to him on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Saturday August 8, 2015 2:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

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