Over the Line – 2020 Shorts

Friday 10/15, 3:15 PM

Song Sparrow
Director: Farzaneh Omidvarnia, Narrative, Iran, 12 min.
People of different color and race and culture, old and young, embark on journeys, eager to find some place they can call home, or just some place they can live in.

Director: Khushnuda Shukurova, Narrative, USA, 10 min
Two Syrian refugee siblings receive official legal documents to permanently join their father in the USA. However, when the plane lands in JFK, they are taken into custody for interrogation by Custom and Border Police.

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Director: Tal Amiran, Documentary, France, 15 min.
Under Paris’ glittering Eiffel Tower, illegal Senegalese migrants sell miniature souvenirs of the monument, to support their families back home.

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Director: Danya Abt, Documentary, USA, 16 min.
The Sinkhole tells the story of an Iraqi grandfather’s disappearance into ICE detention and the simultaneous emergence of a sinkhole in the suburbs of Detroit.

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Director: Shady Srour, Narrative, Israel, 16 min.
A poetic and tragic reflection on the everyday struggle of Palestinian breadwinners.

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Director:, Faye Jackson, Narrative, UK, 15 min.
Esther and Miriam are being forcibly deported from the UK to Jamaica, when there’s an outbreak of a deadly virus that makes you feel calm and only kills white people.