Young souls teeter on the edge of the unruly worlds around them – from shifting kinship to gender custodies, shuttered doors and fantastical encounters.
In this program
Directed by Annelise Hickey
When a Tongan Australian girl begins to notice differences from her white family, an interaction at a bustling food market leads her and her single, white mother to new and uncertain places.
Directed by Lloyd Lee Choi
With gentrification claiming her neighborhood, Queenie roams the highs and lows of New York City, hustling to protect all she’s ever known.
Directed by Abbas Taheri, Mahdieh Toosi
Aban loves fashion, sketching, and dressing up (in secret). But to protect Aban from her ex-husband, their mother makes a circumcision appointment while promising a very different kind of procedure.
Directed by Liam LoPinto
Combining animation and live action, a young boy who moves from Iran to Japan befriends an older woman at the graveyard where he draws everyday.
Directed by Peiqi Peng
At her baby brother’s first birthday, Mai slowly turns into a feather duster.
Directed by Parida Tantiwasadakran
When her Grandma Lovely develops dementia, an eccentric girl struggles to preserve her memory, fearful of being forgotten by the only person who understands her.