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This screening features 7 short films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.

Cranford Theater, 25 North Avenue West, Cranford

Tickets are $10 each: order here​​.


Golden Sea (France) by Erik Sémashkin

A fish that survives in an ocean despite internal and external threats, seeks a way out to a better world.

Running Time: 00:03:42


Tidal (United States) by Katrina Lillian Sorrentino (Treen)

In the wake of divorce and alone in a new country, Treen matches with the “one.” Months later, in what seems to be a fairytale romance, she discovers a huge lie. Who really is the man she loves? Isolated from friends and family, in an exclusive relationship with a volatile stranger, she gets pulled deeper and deeper into a toxic cycle. Will she ever get out and how? Treen finally finds the courage to leave and with the support of other survivors of narcissistic abuse, she beings to heal.

Running Time: 00:18:06

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Thank you for your souvenir, UK! (United Kingdom) by Oushi Lin

This film tells the complex experience of "Chinese students" in the context of today's increasingly common transnational education. As a "one-year passer-by", the director elaborated on the embarrassing situation of today's international students wandering between "marginal people" and "internationals". It attempts to arouse people's re-examination of the transnational education system by depicting the real dilemma.

Running Time: 00:03:03

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Our Males and Females (Jordan) by Ahmad Alyaseer

A father and mother are faced with the painful task of washing and shrouding their deceased transgender daughter. Shrouding is an Islamic religious practice that is deemed obligatory to carry out upon death. But when no one agrees to wash her and shame falls onto the family, how far is the father willing to go to make sure his "son" is washed?

Running Time: 00:11:00


Fragments (United Kingdom) by Mélodie Roulaud

A portrait of trans non-binary artist Fleur Bloemsma, short film Fragments takes an introspective journey into their understanding and experience of their own body, and the meanders of their mind. Directed by French filmmaker and photographer Mélodie Roulaud, the film interrogates the language used to communicate the body, the self and their representation, through the interconnectedness of physical attributes and bodily experiences with matters of identity.

Running Time: 00:03:38

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Human, not human (Belgium) by Natan Castay

Otto spends night and day blurring faces on Google Streetview for a cent each. It's the kind of work he and his friends around the world can find on the Amazon Mechanical Turk, the crowdworking platform. Alongside his turker friends, Otto sinks into a robotic world that raise the question of humanity.

Running Time: 00:39:40


Leaving Chouchou (France) by Lucie Demange

It's the holidays at my mother’s place. The atmosphere is tense: she doesn't accept that I'm not the feminine daughter she always dreamed of having. In addition, she is in the middle of her breakup with my stepfather. The holidays are going to be hectic...

Running Time: 00:31:00

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