Shorts 3: Docs Around The World

Grayslake Campus
Saturday, September 7
10:00 am
Sunday, September 8
1:45 pm

Waukegan Campus
Saturday, September 7
5:00 pm
Sunday, September 8
6:20 pm

The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross In Karachi 
Directed By: Michelle Fiordaliso
 
The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi is a short documentary about two women: Sabeen Mahmud and Fawzia Mirza. When Fawzia Mirza, an American actress meets Sabeen Mahmud, a world-renowned Pakistani activist and founder of a progressive cafe (T2F) in Karachi, Mirza’s life changes forever.
USA/Pakistan, 17 minutes
Festivals: Nashville, Chicago International


My Immigrant Story
Directed By: Yuriko Gamo Romer
 
With immigration in flux and this time of global uncertainty, I was reminded of my own story. Inspired by a treasure trove of my father’s 8mm home movies and a little known story, I edited together this short film. Just thirteen years after Japan’s surrender of WWII, my family moved to the U.S. Only a year old and not old enough to understand, my father was recruited as a research scientist and set my life path to become an American citizen.
USA, 3 minutes


Cuban Canvas
Directed By: Kavery Kaul

An intriguing intergenerational story of artists in Havana whose works hang in museums and galleries worldwide. They experiment with form, content and bold vision. This documentary traces the enduring lines between art and life.
Cuba, 14 minutes
Festivals: DOC NYC