Stories about born and chosen families. (Total Running Time: 87 MIN)

Descended from the Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street | Director: Nailah Jefferson
An intimate look at the lingering economic, psychological, and emotional impacts of the Tulsa Massacre through the lens of descendants. – Elyse Wang (USA, 22 MIN)

Freedom Swimmer | Director: Olivia Martin-McGuire
A hybrid animation documentary, Freedom Swimmer draws parallels between protestors escaping to Hong Kong in the 20th century with the city’s current, ongoing fight for democracy as a new generation grapples with the building pressure to leave their home behind  – Elyse Wang (AUSTRALIA/HONG KONG/FRANCE/UK, 15 MIN)

Nasir | Director: Nasir Bailey, Jackson Kroopf
A raw, vulnerable celebration of acceptance, Nasir is a quiet film reflecting on the first steps of expressing who you were always meant to be. – Elyse Wang  (USA, 17 MIN)

Night & Day | Director: Paolo Bitanga
A tender look at three generations of motherhood and music in a bittersweet recollection of filmmaker Paolo Bitanga’s last Christmas with his grandmother. – Samah Ali (PHILIPPINES/USA, 10 MIN)

Space Is Quite a Lot of Things | Director: August Joensalo
A poetic look at gender through the eyes of four trans individuals creates a psychedelic, philosophical, and joyful journey exploring the different ways we can relate to gender and our bodies. – Elyse Wang (FINLAND, SWEDEN, 11 MIN)

To The Future, With Love | Director: Shaleece Haas
A young, queer Guatemalan-American shows us their life and dreams for their future through endearing, illustrative animation. – Elyse Wang (USA, 7 MIN)

Twins | Director: Odin Wadleigh
A collection of siblings discuss the unique experience of being twins. – Samah Ali (USA, 5 MIN)

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with several members of the fimmaking teams.

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