These films explore existential moments and grief, pushing us past pain into life beyond loss. (Total Running Time: 87 MIN)

Love, Dad | Director: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
A wildly inventive animated film drawing from letters written by the filmmaker’s father from prison. (CZECHIA, SLOVAKIA, 13 MIN)

The Return | Director: Hena Ashraf
In the aftermath of the sudden death of her father, a writer-director attempts to process her complicated relationship the only way she knows how: by making a film. (USA, 18 MIN)

I’m Late | Director: Sawako Kabuki
This swirling, candy-colored animated wonder presents candid conversations about how one responds to a missed period. (JAPAN, 11 MIN)

El Bastón | Director/Producer: Nemo Allen
Two filmmakers, one mother and one son, find answers and strength in the struggles of Indigenous Nasa in Cauca, Colombia as they document their journeys decades apart. (USA, COLOMBIA, 15 MIN)

Creating Things | Director: Bryan Simpson, Taylor Simpson
Two brothers use thoughtful interview fragments, pieces of art, and various family mementos to explore their father’s legacy. (USA, 10 MIN)

For Love And Legacy | Director/Producer: A.K. Sandhu

Creating a memorial bust of the Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton generates a rich collaboration between his widow Fredrika Newton and sculptor Dana King. (USA, 20 MIN)

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

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