SHORTS: GENERATION Z
The hopes and dreams of the youngest generation. A nine-year-old explains the feeling of being stricken with the world’s oldest infliction—True Love in Pueblo Texti (Cuba/Spain/USA, 5 min., Horatio Baltz). New Orleans high school student Chasity investigates the safety of her neighborhood, Station 15 (USA, 15 min., Kira Akerman, Sophie Tintori), hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. In Share (USA, 13 min., Barna Szász, Ellie Wen), an 18-year-old Instagram influencer attempts to reconcile his on- and offline identities. A Dutch helpline provides a sympathetic ear to Listen (Netherlands, 15 min., Astrid Bussink) to kids who want to share. Brothers, entrepreneurs, skateboarders, Americans and Muslims, Osama and Ayman (USA, 7 min., Sam Price-Waldman, Ben Mullinkosson, Chris Cresci) navigate growing Islamophobia with style and humor. A Syrian teenager makes a new life in Winnipeg after a devastating bombing in We Became Fragments (USA, 13 min., Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller, Lacy Jane Roberts), while two preteens find friendship and life lessons in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in Hallo Salaam (Netherlands, 15 min., Kim Brand).
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