Stories that find gentleness in an unpredictable world.
In this program
Directed by Sophia Shi
When a back-handed remark on affirmative action threatens a special friendship, a high school senior must confront himself and the competitive college admissions process.
Directed by Manaal Shareh
A glimpse into the mind of a young woman with an obsessive craving for control during a therapy session.
Directed by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu
In this intimate and heartbreaking experimental film, spacious barren landscapes mist with disintegrating memories during a conversation between a son and his aging mother with dementia.
Directed by Hrishi Bardhan
A stubborn girl and her equally stubborn grandfather do not want to move out of their house. Together, they defiantly create their own way to let go.
Directed by Joanne Mony Park
A young couple desperately tries to go to the grocery store before it closes, but life keeps interfering.
Directed by Julia Elihu
On a nail-biting car ride to the border at the height of the Iran-Iraq war, a father and his Iranian-Jewish daughter cherish the last of each other’s company with fruit, song, and doom just off-screen.
Directed by Zhang Dalei
In this subdued ode to spectacle with gentle one-takes, a woman sells tickets to a movie for factory workers and their families.