Detainment – dir. Vincent Lambe, UK/Ireland, 30 minutes
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
Fauve – dir. Jeremy Comte, Canada, 16 minutes
Two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the boys play around and take turns outdoing each other until the stakes are suddenly raised and it’s no longer a game.
Marguerite – dir. Marianne Farley, Canada, 19 minutes
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Madre (Mother) – dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Spain, 19 minutes
While at home with her own mother in Spain, a woman gets a phone call from her six-year-old son, who’s on holiday in France with his father. Every parent’s nightmare ensues.
Skin – dir. Guy Nattiv, US, 20 minutes
At a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a Black man smiles at a 10-year-old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.