Narrative Shorts #4
- Shorts Programs
- 73 mins
From immigrating for a better future to a mother weighing the decision to allow school corporal punishment for her child, the subjects in this collection of narrative short films push to understand and be understood in an ever-changing world.
In this program
Directed by Robert Cummins
In a military controlled, post-apocalyptic future, a lonely woman finds something strange on the beach and decides to…
Directed by Robbie Robertson
The aftermath of an emotional funeral causes a grieving father and mother to reexamine their early life decision to have gender normalization surgery performed on their intersex infant.
Directed by Jerod Wood
We hear Mateo’s thoughts as he travels through this strange new world, having recently immigrated to the United States from Latin America. His sister, Lupita, tries to shield him from the harsh realities of their situation when she runs out of money for food. As things get worse, Mateo’s innocent outlook on life is threatened.
Directed by A.J. Riggins
Hiding in a bedroom closet, an embattled teenager comforts his younger sister and discusses the purpose of fireflies before finding a solution to his family’s misery.
Directed by Edward Worthy
When a teacher leaves bruises on a child, an objecting mother unintentionally starts a debate on the use of school corporal punishment in her southern Black community.
Directed by Kelly Pike
Casey, an Asian-American tomboy coming of age on Army bases, prepares for picture day at her new school, deciding what she’s willing to sacrifice in order to fit in.