SHORTS: ROOTS

SHORTS: ROOTS

Online Screening

An exploration of who we are and where we come from. (TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 79 MIN)

Motherland | Director: Ellen Evans

Two young men are forcibly returned to Jamaica after a lifetime in Britain, as part of a controversial government policy on national identity.  (UK, 13 MIN)

Crescendo! | Director: Alex Mallis

Acclaimed operatic tenor Michael Fabiano faces concerns about living openly as a gay man within the traditionally conservative culture of his field. (USA, 10 MIN) 

24 | Director: Brian Yulo Ng

An animated exploration of the experiences of a young man born between different cultures, tackling issues of identity, memory, and trauma.  (USA, 2 MIN)

Mommy’s Nightmare | Director: Jonathan Napolitano

Childhood home videos reveal a personal story of abuse and resilience.  (USA, 11 MIN)

Hayat | Director: Rendah Haj

Rahma, an Eritrean migrant in Australia, encounters difficulties and isolation as she works to keep her four young children connected to their culture. (Australia, 14 MIN). 

Sing Me a Lullaby | Director: Tiffany Hsuing

A daughter journeys to Taiwan seeking her mother’s long lost mother, uncovering family secrets and connecting the generations.(Canada, 29 MIN)

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Brian Yulo Ng, Alex Mallis, Rendah Haj, Jonathan Napolitano, Ellen Evans, Tiffany Hsiung (Filmmakers), immediately following the film.

Event details

Dates

Nov 11 - Nov 19

Venue