FOSTERING CROSS CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH
THE POWER OF WORLD CINEMA.
Playing with notions of self-reflexivity and nostalgia, real and imagined, these filmmakers test the boundaries of both narrative and documentary genres. A shorts program. Read more→
An intense, slow-burning thriller, WESTERN follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The two sides speak different languages and share a troubled history. Can they learn to trust each other — or is the stage being set for a showdown? Read more→
Presented as part of the FREEP FILM FESTIVAL! An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Read more→
Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing his own loss. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity. Read more→