The Present – dir. Farah Nabulsi, Palestine, 25 minutes, 2020
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads, and checkpoints, how hard could it be to go shopping?
Feeling Through – dir. Doug Roland, USA, 19 minutes, 2019
A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen in need and a man who is DeafBlind.
Two Distant Strangers – dir. Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe, USA, 29 minutes, 2019
In Two Distant Strangers, cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.
White Eye – dir. Tomer Shushan, Israel, 20 minutes, 2019
A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.
The Letter Room – dir. Elvira Lind, USA, 33 minutes, 2020
When an empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, he soon finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row. Starring Oscar Isaac and Alia Shawkat.