Friday, March 1, 2019



1. Peace Carpet

Directed by Ziba Arzhang
Iran | 4 minutes 06 seconds | March 5, 2019 at 10 AM
The story of a deer being hunted and her struggle to save more lives than one.

2. Did You Know?

Directed by Lynn Kim
USA | 7 minutes 46 seconds | March 7, 2019 at 2 PM
An exploration in shared sights of queerness and sexuality between the spotted hyena and myself.

3. Liu

Directed by Chia-Wen HUNG, I-Wen CHEN
Taiwan | 3 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 10 AM
The protagonist traces loves as she masturbates to relive past relationships, Illusions of shapes and odour lead to memories of unaccomplished promises, reflecting a self she has never encountered before.

4. Bye Bye Comrade

Directed by Tianlin Xu
China | 12 minutes
Taotao is 10 years old as the esteemed comrade General Kuang passes away. She struggles to be with the collective as she finds herself under unbearable pressure when all the children in her classroom start crying over a man they have never met.

5. Red Dress. No Straps

Directed by Maryam Mohajer 
UK | 8 minutes 30 seconds | March 5, 2019 at 12:25 PM
1985. Tehran. Iran-Iraq war. The echo of 'Death to America' chants from the morning school assembly mixes with 'The voice of America'. Marmar is waiting for granny to make her a dress exactly the same as the glamorous American Popstar; Bright red. No straps.

6. Muteum

Directed by Äggie Pak-Yee
Estonia | 4  minutes 10 seconds | March 7, 2019 at 12:20 PM
A school field trip to the Art Museum results in imaginations running wild! 


7. Falaknaz

Directed by Sahar Salahshoor
Iran | 59 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM
The film documents the life of Falaknaz, an Iranian woman living with her two daughters in a village in western Iran. We observe the daily ups and downs of her life during the director’s six-month stay with Falaknaz and her family.

8. Mamushka 

Directed by Maayan (May) Abadi Grebler
Israel | 30 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 12:35 PM
24-year-old Melody lives with her mother Victoria and will do anything to win her mother’s love. But Victoria’s love comes at a price and Melody cannot always cash in on it.

9. Nazareth Cinema Lady 

Directed by Nurit Jacobs Yinon 
Israel | 53 minutes 17 seconds | March 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM
The story of Safaa Dabour, a religious Muslim from Nazareth, who established the first and only Arab cinematheque in Israel.

10. 228 

Directed by Deniz Şengül
Turkey | 20 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Serpil Erfındık is one of the 228 women who were killed in 2013 by a man they knew.

11. Daughter of Nepal

Directed by Surbhi Dewan 
India | 34 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 11:40 AM
The story of Manushi Yami Bhattarai, the daughter of two formidable political leaders of Nepal, after her return from across the border and a life with an assumed identity.


12. Perhaps Today

Directed by Nadine Asmar
Lebnon | 9 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Oum Karim relives the same day every day, which marks a certain event in her life hoping that her
longtime ritual will come to an end.

13. A Hard Day In The Empire 

Directed by Sezen Kayhan
Turkey | 20 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 4:25 PM
Cansu works as a prop assistant on the set of an Ottoman period soap opera. Challenging conditions, various caprices and endless requests bring her to an irreversible moment.

14. Father's Face 

Directed by Kyung-yeon Kim 
South Korea | 27 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 9:15 AM
When Sun Young's grandfather passes away, she is forced to confront her family about the long standing family feud. 


15.  The Stitch 

Directed by: Asiya Zahor
India | 8 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 11 AM
By zooming into the microcosm of the girl's life, this short film endeavors to portray the larger story of Kashmir and the negotiations the people in any contested territory have to make in order to deal with the fissures in their geographical and personal identities.

16. The Support Group 

Directed by Begonia Randhav 
Sweden | 15 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 4:10 PM
 Five young women from totally different worlds and unlikely to be in the same room wait for their therapist to start today’s session.


17. Dancing in Water 

Directed by Zahra Jafari 
Iran | 15 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 9:50 AM
A man is forced to leave his daughter with her seriously ill mother. What develops between daughter and mother when the father leaves?

18. Melody 

Directed by Zahra Jafari 
Iran | 7 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 9:40 AM
The story of a girl who is hearing impaired and the world around her.

19. The Housemaids 

Directed by Asawari Jagushte 
India | 23 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Working as housemaids for now an old vegetative Madame, two sisters attempt to fill the void by playing ritualistic games - adorning each other in costume, class, language and behaviour - that emerges from their twisted selves, of lives lived in submission.

20. Ordinary Everyday 

Directed by Noriko Yuasa 
Japan | 30 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 2 PM
Mr.Tsuda a dance teacher, concerned about a student's injury visits her home in the middle of Tokyo. Ami lives in a well-furnished home with her mother and brother. What he doesn’t realise is that this is a family that leads anything but an ordinary life.


21. Hope 

Directed by Fathima Shanaz 
Sri Lanka | 7 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 10:15 AM
Child marriages have been an unnoticed reality in some sections of the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. Fathima, a 16-year old school girl, is set to marry a man older than her. She is caught up between her hopes and the reality of her destiny.


22. The Tree

Directed by Hava Mukhiyeva
Russia | 22 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 9:30 AM
North Causacus, 1994. Hava and Adam live next door and are friends like their parents. The children write letters to each other and pass them hiding them in a tree hollow. They love the tree and confide their secrets to it.

23. Algerim 

Directed by Malika Mukhamedzhan
Khazakistan | 18 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 2:40 PM
An old man works as a railroad switch operator far away in the Kazakh steppe. He is only happy when he is asleep and dreams about a beautiful girl. One day, not far from his railroad, the old man sees a car with the woman from his dreams.

24. Roshan and Mani 

Directed by Rishaya Palkhivala  
India | 20 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 5 PM
Through the lives of two elderly Parsi sisters who are living together, we experience an array of human emotions- love, anger, helplessness and the reality of 'growing old'.

25. Finding Naseebi 

Directed by Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung  
UAE | 10 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 9:50 AM
A documentary about the United Arab Emirates' Islamic hotline center, where scholars answer questions and guide people towards the right path according to the Quran. This self-reflexive documentary follows the director's journey to understand Islam and love.

26. Broken Pipe 

Directed by Iris Ben Moshe 
Israel | 25 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Nico is eighty, lonely and stubborn and needs to make a decision which will affect the future of his family. 

27. Hebrew Kisses 

Manya Lozovskaya  
Israel | 45 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 10:15 AM
Manya, who immigrated from Russia according to the Law of Return, meets a native born Israeli Erez. When it becomes obvious that in order to be together Manya needs to undergo a conversion (giyur), she faces the need to redefine her understanding of love, rethink her life style and the essence of her Jewish identity.

28. Specially Brewed

Directed by Jasyika Goh 
USA | 5 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 9:45 AM
Kim, a new barista intern with mild autism and a passion for brewing coffee finally lands her dream job at a cafe. But the stigma associated with her disability creates challenges and obstacles in the pursuit of her dreams.


29. Red Chimera 

Directed by Jen Frisch-Wang 
USA | 7 minutes 5 seconds | March 5, 2019 at 3 PM
A teenage, Asian girl named Chrissy is told by a cat in her dream that her body is going to age 60 years overnight. When she wakes up, she discovers it to be true. 

30. Traditional Bazaar 

Directed by Hyoju Nam 
South Korea | 3 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM
The film shows the fast-changing night scene of a traditional Korean market near the Nakseongdae Subway Station, as a part of the ongoing remodelling plan to modernize the markets. 

31. Daisy

Directed by Yu Yu 
Taiwan | 10 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Daisy is a young girl who is being cared by Ben, a caring robot during wartime. After a bomb attack, Daisy vanishes. This begins Bens’ search for her.


32. Debt 

Directed by Vuslat Saraçoğlu 
Turkey | 1 hour 35 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Tufan who works at a small print shop lives in Eskişehir with his wife Mukaddes and daughter Simge. Huriye, their lonely neighbour next door falls ill one night. When Tufan decides to host her at his house, his patience and kindness is put to test.


33. Displacement and Resilience 

Directed by Chandita Mukherjee 
India | 60 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 11:50 AM
This one hour documentary film depicts stories of conflict, migration and exile featuring the lives of women refugees from five locations around the world.


34. Under Construction 
Directed by Rubaiyat Hossain 
Bangladesh |  1 hour 27 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 3:10 PM
Struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh, Muslim theater actress Roya suffers from her husband’s wish for children and traditional life. Not interested in motherhood, she decides to reconstruct a famous and politically minded play for modern times, reclaiming her identity, her freedom and her sexuality in the process. 


35. Chuskit 

Directed by Priya Ramasubban 
India | 90 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 5 PM
The film tells the story of a feisty paraplegic girl in a remote village in Ladakh who chases her dream of going to school. 


36. Her First Time 

Directed by Divya Unny 
India | 8 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 11:50 AM
A young girl experiences her first period while her mother is at work. 

37. If you fall 

Directed by Tisha Deb Pillai 
India/Canada | 6 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 11:30 AM
An animation short about growing up and everyday experiences of a child. 

38. Ziazan 

Directed by Derya Durmaz 
Turkey | 14 minutes 3 seconds | March 7, 2019 at 11:40
One day Ziazan decides to go on an adventure after the chocolate cream her uncle usually brings from Turkey. Will she manage to cross closed borders and realise her dream? 


39. Antouni 

Directed by Alik Tamar 
Armenia | 11 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 11:35 AM
A nine-year-old Syrian-Armenian girl discovers her father's plans of leaving their beloved homeland. 


40. I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth 

Directed by Elene Naveriani 
Georgia | 60 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 3:10 PM
April has just spent a night in jail for prostitution. Back at work, she meets Dije, a young Nigerian immigrant. Dije finds himself trapped in extreme alienation, in a country that seems to offer him no perspective. An odd love emerges between these two human beings while they try to survive together on the margins of society.

41. Susa 

Directed by Rusudan Pirveli 
Georgia | 78 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 6:40 PM
Hope and expectations can make you strong, but when reality destroys illusions, 12-year-old Susa grows up fast. Susa likes to play games and collect pieces of stained glass, but his daily life consists of working at an illegal vodka distillery, where his job is to deliver vodka bottles to their consumers, who tend to inhabit cramped and dingy spaces.

42. Dinola 

Directed by Mariam Khatchvani 
Georgia | 15 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 12:15 PM
In the harsh mountainous countryside of Svaneti (Georgia), happiness can be brief, and widows must follow a harsh tradition. A child can barely comprehend the changes.

43. Felicita 

Directed by Salomé Alexi 
Georgia | 30 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 6 PM
Tamria has a job taking care of an old woman in another country, to earn money for her family back home in Georgia. When Tamria's husband suddenly dies in an accident, how will she fulfill the rites of mourning?

44. Speechless 

Directed by Salomé Jashi 
Georgia | 13 minutes | March 7, 2019 at 10:05 AM
The 2008 Georgian War resulted in the deaths of several hundred people and expulsion of tens of thousands from South Ossetia. Is there a way to show the tragedy of families that lost their loved ones, of thousands of people forced to leave their homes, of soldiers from the battlefield, and children who cannot comprehend the situation? Salomé Jashi answers this question in a way that leaves few apathetic, though the horrors of war are never visible on the screen. Her short film makes the audience witness a tragedy it never sees. 

45. Altzaney

Directed by Nino Orjonikidze 
Georgia | 30 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 2 PM
The people of Pankisi Gorge believe that all important issues of life or death must be solved through the mediation of a favoured authority. Altzaney, an old woman, enjoys this position of rare trust. What gives her such distinction and authority in so deeply patriarchal an environment, and what is the price she has to pay?

46 Red Dress 

Directed by Salome Sagaradze 
Georgia | 9 minutes 5 seconds | March 5, 2019 at 2:30 PM
May 17, 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia. It is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and there is going to be a demonstration in town. This short film brings us that day in the lives of a young person and their mother.

47 Before Father Gets Back

Directed by Mari Gulbiani 
Georgia | 72 minutes | March 5, 2019 at 7:15 PM
In a darkened classroom, the white cracked walls serve as a movie screen. The light from the projector breaks the darkness: the kids’ first cinematic experience is about to begin. Among them are Iman and Eva, two Muslim girls for whom the experience becomes a turning point and inspires them to take the camera and start filming their daily lives.


48. Daughters of the Polo God 

Directed by Roopa Burua 
Manipur | 33 minutes | March 5, 2019 ay 5:30 PM
The shimmering emerald state of Manipur, India is the birthplace of modern polo with men having played there for several hundred years. Now it's the turn for the young maidens to charge forward.

49. Autodriver 

Directed by Meena Longjam 
Manipur | 30 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 9:15 AM 
Laibi is a lady auto driver based in conflict torn Imphal city. In order to support an ailing husband and education of her two sons, she took up this profession defying a traditional society.

50 Chori 

Directed by Tribeny Rai 
Sikkim | 10 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 10:05 AM
An autobiographical film based on gender discrimination. 

51. River Story 

Directed by Yapangnaro Longkumer
Nagaland | 6 minutes | March 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM 
A film about the relationship between fishermen and electricity.